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Old 11-02-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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Just bottled batch 4 of 6 of this years hard cider and found 2 yellow jackets that snuck in when we were pressing the cider. The cider did have a somewhat funky smell but nothing atypical of a young cider. I usually try pretty hard to avoid letting them in but I guess these guys were just determined to die in a vat of deliciousness. Has anybody had this happen and know if it might affect the final flavor?

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Old 11-02-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Sounds like the episodes of Three Sheets where Zane drinks shots from huge jars of hard stuff with dead snakes, lizards, and sea horses floating about. The snake testicle shot looked pretty harsh.

You could say the hornets are good for libido.

But you're probably right about the smell attributable to young cider.
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