***** hair in my beer - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > ***** hair in my beer

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
OrdinaryAvgGuy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Cary, NC - North Carolina
Posts: 998
Liked 181 Times on 128 Posts



No matter how hard I tried, I managed to get 3 or 4 ***** hairs in my fermenter. Should I try to fish them out and risk contaminating my beer or just leave them there? Will it hurt anything.

Any other cat owners out there?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
OrdinaryAvgGuy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Cary, NC - North Carolina
Posts: 998
Liked 181 Times on 128 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by OrdinaryAvgGuy View Post
No matter how hard I tried, I managed to get 3 or 4 ***** hairs in my fermenter. Should I try to fish them out and risk contaminating my beer or just leave them there? Will it hurt anything.

Any other cat owners out there?
I take it that HBT doesn't like the word *****?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
philly224
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 87
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I'd prolly fish them out with a sanitized spoon or something if it were me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
TyTanium
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Posts: 3,952
Liked 555 Times on 391 Posts


Leave 'em. It's fine. The yeast should win.

EDIT: Haha...opposing advice. Point: take your pick, not a big deal either way, IMO.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
philly224
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 87
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by TyTanium View Post
Leave 'em. It's fine. The yeast should win.

EDIT: Haha...opposing advice. Point: take your pick, not a big deal either way, IMO.
The only reason I'd do that is cause it would gross me out if I left them in there. I have no idea if it would hurt the beer or not.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #6
reverendj1
 
reverendj1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Jenison, Michigan
Posts: 600
Liked 86 Times on 70 Posts


I'm not an expert on infection (not had one yet, knock on wood), but I would think any damage they would cause has already been done. I'd leave them.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #7
Braufessor
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Braufessor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
NE Iowa, Iowa
Posts: 3,130
Liked 888 Times on 618 Posts


+1^^^ reverendj1

Plus, provides some interesting naming possibilities for your beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #8
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & shootist of air
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,965
Liked 3691 Times on 3171 Posts


We have a dog & a cat. I hate it when pet pubes get in my buckets & all. Damn hard time trying to wipe them out before using to sanitize. I'd fish them out myself. I'd hate to be pouring a beer with others,& have them get a p***y hair in their glass.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #9
OrdinaryAvgGuy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Cary, NC - North Carolina
Posts: 998
Liked 181 Times on 128 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
We have a dog & a cat. I hate it when pet pubes get in my buckets & all. Damn hard time trying to wipe them out before using to sanitize. I'd fish them out myself. I'd hate to be pouring a beer with others,& have them get a p***y hair in their glass.
I can only think of one circumstance where eating a p***y hair would be okay.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #10
homebrewdad
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
homebrewdad's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,275
Liked 384 Times on 279 Posts


No way to get them out. Let it ride.
__________________
Check out the priming sugar calculator, yeast starter calculator, and the beer calorie calculator.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hair of the Dog Hammy71 Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 7 11-09-2012 12:36 AM
Beer and hair Yooper Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 26 09-01-2010 12:27 AM
Hair of the Dog brewthunda Commercial Brew Discussion 4 05-04-2009 05:44 PM
Facial hair or no? Soulive General Chit Chat 96 10-22-2008 07:58 PM
hair of the dog niquejim General Chit Chat 2 05-14-2008 08:18 PM


Forum Jump