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Old 02-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Since I moved production outside, the last 5 batches I guess, these guys keep finding me and swarming when I try to brew. Mass bee/wasp suicide as they jump into the boiling wort. A mesh cover to keep them out, that was suggested, and maybe a bee suit for me? Imagine what the neighbors would think, good thing I don't have neighbors. Outside in my bee suit trying to brew a batch. That would get attention.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Yellow jacket Ipa?

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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I tried to pick most of them out, and all 5 batches have been IPAs or American pale ales. Tasted one of the recent batches and now my throat is swollen and I lost my voice. You'd think that once the stingers go through the boil they'd lose their potency. That's what it is? A yellow jacket? Should have known that. My throat hurts after drinking the bee beer.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #4
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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Yeah, that's a yellow jacket. They're quite attracted to sweet aromas. We always noticed swarms of them in the fall, quite eager to get into a soda can or whatever fruit you might have.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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I think the wasps have joined forces with the possum.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #7
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Bobbi has the best luck with brewing.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #8
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That is crazy, are you allergic? I dont see how your throat would swell up otherwise.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #9
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Those are evil creatures. I'm very allergic and they are very aggressive. They suck.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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I tried to pick most of them out, and all 5 batches have been IPAs or American pale ales. Tasted one of the recent batches and now my throat is swollen and I lost my voice. You'd think that once the stingers go through the boil they'd lose their potency. That's what it is? A yellow jacket? Should have known that. My throat hurts after drinking the bee beer.
You might want to get an epi-pen if you had that kind of reaction drinking the finished beer. If you get stung by one of those you could have a much worse reaction.

 
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