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Old 07-25-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default Racking to keg...found bug stuck to side of bucket

Tonight I was racking my oatmeal stout into my keg. About a quarter gallon in I see a bug stuck to the side of the bucket. It is fly/bee like. It is small like a house fly but has the body of a bee...baby bee maybe lol

Anyway, I'm not terribly worried at this point since it got down to expected gravity and it didn't look infected. I don't know when the bug got in. The only time I opened it was two days ago to check the gravity. But seeing as it was stuck to the side about an inch down I assume it went in during the brew day at some point.

I know it is ok but I need you guys to tell me it is lol...no seriously though I guess the only thing I am semi worried about is wild bacteria giving it off flavors when it conditions/carbs in the keg for the next two weeks. I tasted it when I took the reading and it tasted fine so lets hope nothing else grows.


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Old 07-25-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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I say you got not problems. Just a dead drunk bug and some good beer. LOL. Cheers!


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Without knowing at what rate you pitched the yeast, I'd say it was enough to counteract whatever bacteria your bug was carrying. That's actually one of the reasons to use a starter... so that if you did get an infection, it would be outpaced by the yeast production of toxic byproducts: alcohol and co2.
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Just call the beer Dead Bee Stout. Don't tell anyone why.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:40 AM   #5
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High protein beer.

"dead bee stout" - Nice!!!!
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You can call it, bee-r
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Have you ever seen the movie "The Fly"? I'm picturing that's what will happen after drinking this beer.
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Without knowing at what rate you pitched the yeast, I'd say it was enough to counteract whatever bacteria your bug was carrying. That's actually one of the reasons to use a starter... so that if you did get an infection, it would be outpaced by the yeast production of toxic byproducts: alcohol and co2.
I did use a starter

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Just call the beer Dead Bee Stout. Don't tell anyone why.
Hahaha I like it. That is what I am calling it. It works well with my other beer on tap right now...Dead Guy Ale clone lol
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Considering that much of the rest of the world eat bugs as a delicacy, I'd say you're fine as long as you didn't get an infection in the beer.

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What are you going to do if this is the best beer you've ever tasted?


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