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Offline Cliffs

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Re: Grain bugs problem
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2021, 10:32:15 am »
wait til you hear about the wine world and "MOG" (material other than grapes). those big automated fruit harvesters cant tell the difference between a bunch of grapes or a dead racoon that was in the vines. Nothing worse than seeing an animal carcass going into the crusher/destemmer at a winery.

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Re: Grain bugs problem
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2021, 09:59:51 am »
wait til you hear about the wine world and "MOG" (material other than grapes). those big automated fruit harvesters cant tell the difference between a bunch of grapes or a dead racoon that was in the vines. Nothing worse than seeing an animal carcass going into the crusher/destemmer at a winery.

Well that is horrific.
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Re: Grain bugs problem
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2021, 05:50:18 pm »
Carcasses are an excellent source of nitrogen...

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Re: Grain bugs problem
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2021, 06:59:44 pm »
wait til you hear about the wine world and "MOG" (material other than grapes). those big automated fruit harvesters cant tell the difference between a bunch of grapes or a dead racoon that was in the vines. Nothing worse than seeing an animal carcass going into the crusher/destemmer at a winery.

Well that is horrific.
Yup, all the more reason to buy small and buy local. Most small time wineries are still handpicking fruit


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Re: Grain bugs problem
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2021, 05:52:28 am »
wait til you hear about the wine world and "MOG" (material other than grapes). those big automated fruit harvesters cant tell the difference between a bunch of grapes or a dead racoon that was in the vines. Nothing worse than seeing an animal carcass going into the crusher/destemmer at a winery.

Well that is horrific.
Yup, all the more reason to buy small and buy local. Most small time wineries are still handpicking fruit


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Well, the ones that grow their own fruit at least. Most small wineries in my area aren't actually growing their own grapes, so who knows where the must is coming from.

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Re: Grain bugs problem
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2024, 02:04:53 pm »
So, I got this ten-pound pilsner malt sack a few months back, and oh boy, the grain bugs decided to make it their home. Total party crashers! Tried sealing it tight, but those sneaky bugs found their way in. I resorted to airtight containers with a strategic bay leaf defense – seems to be working. Also, went on a pantry-cleaning spree. Oh, and I had a hornet nest near my barn last year! Had to order a hornet nest removal because it was serious. Any of you faced similar bug battles with your brew stash?
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