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Old 12-12-2008, 11:28 PM   #1
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Degassing my first island mist kit and see a hair floating in the carboy... Boooooooooooo.. Im definetly not going to dump it but... sure failure??


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Old 12-13-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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probably not....plus with wine you have more of a safty zone buffer because its higher alcohol making it much harder for things to grow. Your almost deffinitly fine


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Old 12-13-2008, 04:14 AM   #3
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My dog would win a shedding contest if there was one and I have had a few hairs here and there with no adverse effects. I've even named my winery dog hair cellars with his picture on the labels. I've always felt it's better to drink a wine with a hair of a dog that you know then potentially drinking one from the store with a hair from someone you don't know, lol Dont sweat it, I'm sure the sulfites will take care of it if it is a problem, just fish it out before bottling unless you want to give it as a surprise to family or friends, Ken
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:35 AM   #4
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Yeah. I've had moments when I considered just giving my dog a Starsan bath since it's impossible to keep his hair from getting everyfrigginwhere. So far I've resisted the temptation...
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Degassing my first island mist kit and see a hair floating in the carboy... Boooooooooooo.. Im definetly not going to dump it but... sure failure??

LOL! I understand your fears but you'll be fine! A hair in a commercial product would be a disaster but most of us make our beverages of choice in far from sanitary conditions that would never pass a health inspection. This is the way wine, mead, and beer has been made for centuries.


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