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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2010, 08:01:55 PM »
I guess the real question is: do late mouse additions contribute more to the aroma?

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2010, 06:12:50 AM »
I guess the real question is: do late mouse additions contribute more to the aroma?

Definately aroma and I can tell you it doesn't fade quickly ( why do those little bastards always die in the walls!!! )
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2010, 07:58:41 AM »
While on the subject, I ended up making a humane mouse trap out of my grain bucket. I left the empty but not cleaned bucket w/o a lid in the basement and the next morning I had two mice in it. They must have fallen into it after being attracted by the grain smell.

The kids got a kick out of it and the wife didn’t even want to come within 10 ft of the bucket.

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2010, 11:47:02 AM »
"Hey we found a dead mouse in our beer eh. Uh, that means you owe us a free case." - the best beer movie ever

I like the chili brush idea.  Reminds me of a friend’s story, he had unexpected guests showing up at dinner time a little too frequently.  So after dinner he invited them to stay and relax while he did the dishes, real quick.  He called the dogs and let them lick each dinner plate clean before putting them back into the cupboards.  Go figure but for whatever reason those folks don't come by so much anymore.

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2010, 07:16:31 PM »
Mouse hops.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2010, 06:01:43 AM »
Mouse hops.

Pellets, of course.

connect the dots, free association, whatever. this reminded me of the episode of the Red Green show where Red turns a washing machine into a brewing system. he didn't really know what hops were, neither did any of the other Possum Lodge members, but he knew that rabbits hop, rabbit food is little green pellets, ergo rabbit food must be hops..... and in they went. hilarious episode.

just did a quick search on you tube. lots of Red Green clips, but didn't see this one. maybe someone better at searching could find it.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2010, 06:39:51 AM »
LOVE the Red and Green show.......

A washer as a brewing setup....... hmmmmmm takes sparging to a whoooooole new level. Maybe I can re-label the control panel.....Ale, Lager, Stout....... ;D
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2010, 12:13:01 PM »
Well brewbarr I just suffered some "instant karma" for my comments.  Looks like I get to scrubb a mouse from a 3 gallon carboy that I hadn't used in 10 years.

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2010, 12:24:08 PM »
LOVE the Red and Green show.......

A washer as a brewing setup....... hmmmmmm takes sparging to a whoooooole new level. Maybe I can re-label the control panel.....Ale, Lager, Stout....... ;D

Might be a way to make a centrifuge out of a washer. Then one could spin the yeast etc out instead of filtering.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2010, 12:41:03 PM »
LOVE the Red and Green show.......

A washer as a brewing setup....... hmmmmmm takes sparging to a whoooooole new level. Maybe I can re-label the control panel.....Ale, Lager, Stout....... ;D

Might be a way to make a centrifuge out of a washer. Then one could spin the yeast etc out instead of filtering.

hell yes, Red wouldn't worry about anything as ephemeral as oxidation. go for it!!
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2010, 07:57:47 PM »
But, will it include the use of duct tape?
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #42 on: December 15, 2010, 08:17:08 PM »
I guess the real question is: do late mouse additions contribute more to the aroma?

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2010, 10:20:41 AM »
The Dropkick Murphys have a song called "Good Rats..." about some rats that drowned themselves in a barrel of Guinness.. I don't know if its actually true or not, but it's a fun song and this topic reminded me of that. 

Has anyone suggested "Dead Mouse Ale?" 
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2010, 10:51:09 AM »
When I was younger I remember hearing an urban legend that a long time ago rats were found in the "vats" at guinness.  The rats were removed but the beer tasted different.  To correct the flavor, guinness started adding raw meat when making the beer.

I had no knowledge of brewing at the time so I don't even know what "vats" we could be talking about - and being a young uninformed kid I think I actually believed this story.  At that time all anyone drank was yellow fizz so guinesse really was a mystery to me.

Thinking about it now it's just about the funniest thing I've ever heard.
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