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Old 05-16-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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A few days ago I found rat droppings next to my grains, they were in a sealed bag but rat chewed up through the corner of the bag to get to the grains? Rat never went in but I'm wondering if its safe to use those grains for brewing or if they need to be trashed...



 
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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I was toss them, despite boiling, rats are dirty. And why take any risk for so much work



 
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:50 AM   #3
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Should be OK, the boil will take care of any nasties. Rodents and bugs are present in the fields where grain is grown and likely present in bulk storage and processing facilities. Just because we get our grain in sealed plastic bags does not mean it was ever close to sterile to begin with. I say brew away and invest in a metal container to keep the furry buggers out of the grain.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:07 AM   #4
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Boil the ever living piss out of it. Ever seen "BEER WARS"? in it. Not sure who. Doesn't say in film. But, they took water out of a duck pond that had no filtration. But high in. well, piss, crap, bugs & other nasties. Cholera, E-coli. They boiled the hell out of it. Served it. All was well. Plus,Me sister in law has to take a food server class every year, for the last 15 yeras or so for her business. I think by the Gov. They tell her 165 kills everything. Disclaimer. 25518. Is not a licensed anything. Do what you will with yer grains. They be your grains. And get a. Cat.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:47 AM   #5
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Boil the ever living piss out of it. Ever seen "BEER WARS"? in it. Not sure who. Doesn't say in film. But, they took water out of a duck pond that had no filtration. But high in. well, piss, crap, bugs & other nasties. Cholera, E-coli. They boiled the hell out of it. Served it. All was well. Plus,Me sister in law has to take a food server class every year, for the last 15 yeras or so for her business. I think by the Gov. They tell her 165 kills everything. Disclaimer. 25518. Is not a licensed anything. Do what you will with yer grains. They be your grains.

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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the black plague that wiped out 2/3 of the european population was passed by rats. but no problem... really. the boil will kill even plague germs
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #8
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Thanks everybody, I got myself some containers to keep my grains safe from pests in the future...

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:38 AM   #9
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Btw, rat got lead poisoning this morning

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:39 AM   #10
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Take it easy on him, he's just giving his best Captain Kirk impession


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