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Title: My first dumped batch
Post by: ccfoo242 on November 09, 2012, 05:57:31 PM
Went to dry hop my beer the other night and noticed there were all these little white grains of something on the carboy. Looking closer I see they were moving.

maggots....

They were covering the carboy and had gotten up under the cap.

I think flies must have gotten into the freezer through the drain plug that I'd accidentally left out. It was a messy ferment that had spewed wort all over and I hadn't cleaned it up very well.

*sigh*

Just pisses me off. This was an IPA made with my home grown hops. *grr*

So now I have lots of cleaning and sanitizing to do...
Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: davidgzach on November 09, 2012, 06:03:14 PM
OUCH!  Sorry to hear about lost homegrown hops..... :'(

Dave
Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: ccfoo242 on November 09, 2012, 06:10:34 PM
Thanks. I still have some left. Going to try again this week.

And in case anyone was wondering, I didn't "fly" sparge....yuk yuk yuk yuk...
Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: DrewG on November 09, 2012, 08:31:48 PM
Damn. Sorry to hear it.
Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: hubie on November 09, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
Did you try it before you dumped it?  Maybe you could have been on to something ......   :)
Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: redbeerman on November 09, 2012, 09:14:49 PM
Bummer :P
Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: jeffy on November 09, 2012, 10:13:29 PM
Did you try it before you dumped it?  Maybe you could have been on to something ......   :)
Maggoty IPA?
Moving Chunks Pale Ale?
They're Swimming in it IPA?
Spit It Out, Ya Bastards!
Tasty McMaggot?
Death and Taxes IPA?
Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: ccfoo242 on November 09, 2012, 10:34:02 PM
Lol! Nice names.

I made an effort to clean off the carboy but when I found them under the rim of the rubber cap I gave up.

Sent from the future...

Title: Re: My first dumped batch
Post by: euge on November 09, 2012, 11:46:17 PM
I think you could have drawn out the beer from underneath. But I understand the disgust factor.

One time a tiny fly got under the lid of a fermenter as I was setting it aside after racking to a keg. I had seen it flying around. Life got in the way and a week later I lifted the lid away and there was this fat bloated redly iridescent fly sitting there in the krausen ring. So fat it couldn't even fly away. ;D It was so swollen one could see the gaps in it's carapace and the skin in between.

No maggots thankfully.

I washed it down the drain with the rest of the gunk!