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Offline gmac

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Am I brave enough?
« on: July 07, 2012, 12:57:04 PM »
So the other day I was brewing and I brewed extra for a starter that I wanted to do but I sort of forgot the extra gallon of wort on the deck.  I poured it into a water jug and threw a cap on it and then had a few beers and forgot to put it in the fridge.
Now, it's been sitting on the deck in 95 degree weather for 4 days and it has a thick krausen going on the top of it.  A quick smell gives a definite impression of Brett, not sour just a strong wild smell for lack of a better explanation.

There's one gallon and I'm considering letting it ferment out, carbing it in 2L pop bottles and giving it a try.  Any reason I should not do this?  I'm sure it'll taste like crap but I'm sort of curious what this will be like.
Thoughts?

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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 12:59:34 PM »
What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger or drunker ;D
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 01:52:43 PM »
Well, since it's not my stomach it'll be going into...go for it  ;D
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 02:26:06 PM »
Go for it. Bring it down to cellar temp and let it ferment out.
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 02:46:29 PM »
My wild yeast experiments were surprisingly bland. Nothing coming close to the level of funk/phenols in "normal" Belgian yeast, let alone sour beers. So it'll probably turn out fine.
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 06:14:57 PM »
you should probably try it under supervision, say by somebody who can get you to a hospital quickly should things go awry 8)
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 07:27:34 PM »
do it, do you have sick time/pto?  mud butt is probably the worst that could happen.

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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 07:33:15 PM »
If it smells like beer, drink it. If it smells like puke or dirty, sweaty socks, don't drink it. Humans have an incredibly high tolerance for mycotoxins, so unless it's a bacterial infection, it's not likely to be dangerous. Just use your nose and good sense.
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 08:23:59 PM »
Sounds simular to the dunder pits used for making dark rums.
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 06:23:25 PM »
I poured a little bit of this today to get a better look and there were long strings of slime left hanging from the lip if the jug.
I am not brave enough.

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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 07:05:27 PM »
Ropiness is a normal part of the progression of bugs in a lambic style.  I think its pediococcus.
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Re: Am I brave enough?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 09:06:26 PM »
I once dumped out my starsan bottle (1 gallon repurposed container that used to hold cider), for the dregs off the kettle to be frozen, much the same as you did.

Now I know the container was as sanitized as anything in my brewery.  I put in the wort and forgot about it for a month.  I noticed it was swelling and let the pressure out, as well as put an airlock on it.

A few months later, I was bitten by the sour beer bug and have brewed many since then.  I have a friend that will put a few ounces in every beer and loves it.  I prefer a taste now and then.