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Old 08-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #21
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FYI, pathogens cannot grow in anything above 2-3%ABV. This includes anything that can harm you....why do you think everyone drank "ale" instead of water 100s of years ago??

It was safer than the water even when it was infected with pedio/lacto/brett!!
assuming that he/she properly fermented the must and verified this by taking an original gravity reading and an end gravity reading.


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Old 08-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #22
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Thank you for all the replies. I have a few bottles I can send to anyone who wants one. Examine it, taste it, test it, whatever. If you are still around afterward email me and let me know how it was. I make no guarantees as I don't know what the "floaters" are. Maybe afterward I will get up the courage to taste it myself. I did however drink it before the floaters appeared and it tasted absolutely wonderful.


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PM sent as well, looking forward to the opportunity to try it.
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Thank you for all the replies. I have a few bottles I can send to anyone who wants one. Examine it, taste it, test it, whatever. If you are still around afterward email me and let me know how it was. I make no guarantees as I don't know what the "floaters" are. Maybe afterward I will get up the courage to taste it myself. I did however drink it before the floaters appeared and it tasted absolutely wonderful.
What makes you think it will kill/hurt you when you've had it before and the bottles are sealed??

Hell ill send my addy for consumption...
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When I first drank it, it was clear and crisp and tasted great. I didn't expect to see the floaters and was hoping it improved with age. Floaters are obviously not my "cup of tea."
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You said it was clear when you received it, but I have my doubts. Even "clear" looking wine can drop some dust and clump; its the reason we decanters in the first place. A good way to tell is to shine a flashlight through it. If you see much of the beam at all, its not really clear, and will drop sediment. Its similar to dust floating in a beam of sunlight.
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Even a seemingly clear wine can drop lees in the bottle, and "wine diamonds" can form even in long-bottled wines.

Some of the world-class wines that sell for $500 a bottle have sediment in them- just something to consider!
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When I first drank it, it was clear and crisp and tasted great. I didn't expect to see the floaters and was hoping it improved with age. Floaters are obviously not my "cup of tea."
Did you decide to drink it?


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