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I have been brewing a sugar solution the past 10 days. There is a black sediment at the bottom. Here are some photos: https://imgur.com/a/bi7XVGw . Has anyone experienced something similar? Is it safe to drink?
 

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Not sure what that is, could it be from the sugar, the yeast? Or perhaps anything else you added?
Did you run your water through a carbon filter prior to using?

Just water, sugar and yeast? Anything else in there?
What exactly is that going to be? Alcoholic water without any flavoring or body?
 
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Yes, just the three ingredients - water, sugar, yeast. It was my first "brew". I wanted a proof of concept that I could brew with the equipment I have. I'll move into beer making soon.

I didn't run the water through a carbon filter. I suspect now it might be some sediment in the sugar. I just drank it and it upset my stomach a tiny bit but was otherwise fine.
 

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if you added heat to make the sugar dissolve faster you may have scorched a bit of the sugar.
 

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Did you sanitize your bottles and equipment? That’s looks a bit like mold. I have had something similar happen with beer in bottles that were not completely sanitized.
 
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if you added heat to make the sugar dissolve faster you may have scorched a bit of the sugar.
Nope. I didn't heat it. However, it could be sediment that was already in the sugar.

Did you sanitize your bottles and equipment? That’s looks a bit like mold. I have had something similar happen with beer in bottles that were not completely sanitized.
I was a little worried about it being mold as well. I did not sanitize it mostly because I used the bottle immediately after I emptied the contents.
 
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