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Offline micah h

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Random gloatathon.
« on: May 31, 2013, 10:30:20 PM »
This last spring my house got infested with sugar ants. I am dealing with them, but that's not the point of the thread. The point is, I keep my home brew system so clean I have yet to find a single ant interested in my beer.

Does anyone else have small or large victories, that they would like to pat themselves on the back for?

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Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 12:31:56 AM »
So, is that a compliment on your sanitation,
or a critique of your beer?   ;)
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Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 06:57:19 AM »
Complement on my situation... I hope. Actually I have no idea if ants have any interest in fermented beer, I'm just happy they haven't noticed my wort.

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Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 08:42:22 AM »
If I had an ant problem they'd be all over my beer methinks. The inside of my fermenters and kettle are spotless, the outside not so much. I find that a little dried on wort gives you a much better grip.  :)
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Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 08:48:00 AM »
Ants taste like little half ripe blackberries. Maybe catch a couple pounds and try them in the secondary?

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Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 09:06:07 AM »
I had a couple ants appear in a fermentor of mead. Not sure how or when they got in but I'm pretty sure it was before I put the stopper on. They did not survive very long.

Ants do flocculate well.
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Re: Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 09:33:59 AM »
Ants taste like little half ripe blackberries. Maybe catch a couple pounds and try them in the secondary?

They are actually quite tasty. They have a nice zing to them. I wonder what a formic acid addition to a lambic would taste like...
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Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 09:37:38 AM »
Ants taste like little half ripe blackberries. Maybe catch a couple pounds and try them in the secondary?

They are actually quite tasty. They have a nice zing to them. I wonder what a formic acid addition to a lambic would taste like...
Hilarious.  You beat me to it.  I was thinking ant lambic too !  Would make for one ugly pellicle !
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Re: Random gloatathon.
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 12:31:16 AM »
Ants do flocculate well.

Shuh!  Where do you think baby ants come from?   8)
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