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Old 03-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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I don't think its dangerous. Its powdered milk so when it was made it was dry and probably sterile, then it was put in a super sugary product and seeled. Now its going into a high alcohol product. It might taste nasty but not dangerous.



 
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #12
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my concern with the dried egg is the method in which they did it. more than likely the process killed any salmonella or e.coli

I'll probably ask the local university microbiology lab to plate a sample



 
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #13
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It wouldn't be safe to eat if they hadn't killed off the bugs! I really don't think you have anything to worry about.

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:04 AM   #14
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yeah, you've got no worries with the egg re e.coli etc...

but it might add some protein haze(chill haze)?

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #15
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Okay everyone... Fermentation has apparently stopped.

Heh the jug has been sitting between a couple carboys full of apfelwein (regular and wtf-are-you-thinking) so I looked at it every day but just basically saw that it was there... but today I noticed the makeshift airlock (balloon) had gone limp.. so I racked it.

It's...not a disaster.. surprisingly enough. The smell wasn't completely repellant and while there were some white clumps... it's got some potential to be palatable. maybe.

I'll wait another month to see what settles out. I might add the pectinase then.

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:52 PM   #16
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Interesting... What's the smell like?

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #17
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Very faint lemon rind.

I'm kinda surprised that it supersedes the orange and the clove scent. I didn't exactly take it easy on either one. One whole orange and a handful of cloves..

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #18
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I'm a little surprised that dried and rehydrated egg didn't go rancid. But I guess I don't really know anything about it. Also surprised that anything is dominating a handful of cloves. I put 2 in one of my gallon meads and to me it's dominant. Anyway, good luck. You've got mead!

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:40 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by SenorPepe View Post
I'm a little surprised that dried and rehydrated egg didn't go rancid. But I guess I don't really know anything about it. Also surprised that anything is dominating a handful of cloves. I put 2 in one of my gallon meads and to me it's dominant. Anyway, good luck. You've got mead!
It was probably such a miniscule amount of egg that all it translated into was those white clumps.. at least it might be the protein from it. Dunno.

heh I dont have mead yet. I hope that the scent improves at least. I'll find out in a month.

Another interesting thing is that when I started to pour the stuff into another container, the liquid at the top was surprisingly clear... that changed quick though, but it is encouraging.

 
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:51 AM   #20
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I've read that egg whites are good for clearing.



 
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