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Old 05-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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The risk of infection is higher in the spring, especially when your brewing partner is a Golden Retriever that is shedding. I initially banished him from the brew area yesterday, but his whimpering at the top of the stairs got me to change my mind. I figure any dog hair that gets in the beer pre-boil will be disinfected anyway. But I did give him the boot post-boil though. Maybe I should name this batch "Essence of Golden Retriever Hefeweizen".
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:10 AM   #2
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Probably impart a nice, distinctive taste to the beer! Should all settle out anyways, I would think.

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Old 05-03-2010, 03:40 AM   #3
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I actually bake my best sourdough in the spring when all the plants are flowering (aka, infecting your dough on purpose). I've never had any problems with brewing in the spring though, and the only doggie problems I've had usually center around burned noses

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Old 05-03-2010, 04:06 AM   #4
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on the plus side, beautiful dog.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
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It really can't be any worse than the Labrador wheat beer I did for my first brew.

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:27 PM   #6
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It's interesting to me that you posted this. In the lab that I work at, we were getting some infections in our incubator when the seasons changed a few weeks ago. I guess pollen in the air was getting onto clothing and drug into the fume hood or something.

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Old 05-03-2010, 02:09 PM   #7
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Nice! I brewed a Lab IPA last week. Cant wait to taste! You can kind of see him here:

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