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Offline oski1981

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Brewing outside.
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:49:46 AM »
I just made a batch of beer outside with my new propane burner. When I strained the brew to go into the primary fermenter, I found a bug in the wort. Is the beer bad? I did a full wort boil.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 10:52:05 AM »
You'll be fine!
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 10:53:26 AM »
Depends what kind of bug. If it is a fruit fly, there is some chance of an acetobacter infection, but that usually effects beer already fermented. It is probably nothing, but next time try to cover your kettle as best you can during wort chill.

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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 11:16:54 AM »
I don't think the extra protein should give you too much extra haze ;) It's all good.

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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 11:19:20 AM »
The bug just gave up his protein for your beer.

I brew outside all the time and had many a flying critter show up in my wort.  Two weeks ago it was a bumble bee.  I also get maple leaves in just about every beer I make due to 3 huge maples in my backyard.

You've boiled it for an hour, it'll be fine.

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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 11:36:35 AM »
as long as you had the bug pay taxes. otherwise it is like having the public taste homebrew, which according to another thread is bad if you live in oregon.
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 06:24:34 PM »
I just made a batch of beer outside with my new propane burner. When I strained the brew to go into the primary fermenter, I found a bug in the wort. Is the beer bad? I did a full wort boil.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

Depends on when the bug got in there.  The only batch I've ever had to dump was one where, as I put the lid back on the kettle after checking the temp (it was cooled all the way), out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw something crash into the lid and fall into the wort.  Lifted the lid back up and a housefly was doing the backstroke to beat the band.  Don't know what turd that fly had last been on but that batch grew all sorts of nasty white floaties on top after a while.
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 07:34:27 PM »
Ferment it!  It will be fine as said before. Just adding to the list of yea vs nay.
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010, 05:33:19 AM »
That bug must have thought he was in Heaven, swimming around in all that sugary goodness....until the yeasties attacked  >:(
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 03:44:09 PM »
So far some bugs that have been sacrificed to the beer gods, a miller moth, a spider, and one beetle.

The beetle was long gone before beer even touched it. I had bottled 47 out of 50 bottles of 1 year old holiday
beer fefore I noticed it in the end of the bottleing wand. The beetle crawled into the wand and got stuck at the spring...The beer was awesome.
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2010, 08:43:11 AM »
When I die, I hope it's drowning in beer!  But I recommend dumping THAT batch.

One insect shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2010, 10:42:54 PM »
So far some bugs that have been sacrificed to the beer gods, a miller moth, a spider, and one beetle.

That wasn't in one batch. That was over 6 years of brewing...
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Re: Brewing outside.
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2010, 06:20:28 AM »
had an ant in a bottle at the state fair once, don't remember the beer, but the ant. . .
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