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My first dumped batch
« on: November 09, 2012, 10:57:31 AM »
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...

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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 11:03:14 AM »
OUCH!  Sorry to hear about lost homegrown hops..... :'(

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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 11:10:34 AM »
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...

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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 01:31:48 PM »
Damn. Sorry to hear it.
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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 01:40:21 PM »
Did you try it before you dumped it?  Maybe you could have been on to something ......   :)

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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 02:14:49 PM »
Bummer :P
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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 03:13:29 PM »
Did you try it before you dumped it?  Maybe you could have been on to something ......   :)
Maggoty IPA?
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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 03:34:02 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.

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Re: My first dumped batch
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 04:46:17 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!
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