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dead mouse in my carboy
« on: September 12, 2010, 09:16:26 AM »
just started brewing after 10 years pulled out my basic kit to find  what I had and to my suprise found a dead mouse in my carboy if I clean it with a brush and soak it in bleach will I be ok?
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 09:18:18 AM »
Absolutely.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 09:45:35 AM »
Yeah, if you can get past the ick factor :)
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 10:57:47 AM »
No worries... Just give it a thorough cleaning and sanitizing.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 01:57:30 PM »
You'll have to dedicate the 1st brew to that poor critter... how bout 'mousetrap ale'?
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 02:08:15 PM »
Dead Rodent Red
Deceased Mouse Mild
Carcass Cream Ale
Not Your Disney Mouse Milk Stout
The possibilities are endless.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 02:18:06 PM »
No problem at all. I had this happen once; the real mystery was how it got in (the carboy wasn't in a box or anything, so it would have to have leapt from the wall or fallen from the ceiling - I don't think mice can scale vertical glass).

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 02:21:52 PM »
then again, you might want to be adventerous, take a walk on the wild side. just leave that poor mousie in place and ferment away. sort of a cock ale variant. then you could really make use of Jeff's naming suggestions.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 02:50:13 PM »
Gives now meaning to the moussy head description of Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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Mousebock, a hairier version of Eisbock
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 02:54:52 PM »
hmmmm......Mouse Head Mild

that's got an English ring to it. bet they'd drink lots of that down at the local pub.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 04:59:33 PM »
Forget Moose Drool, you've got Mouse Drool!
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2010, 05:41:49 PM »
Did I read somewhere that chickens were put in some kind of brew or was I just having a nightmare? I guess a rat could be used for the same purpose.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 05:51:45 PM »
just started brewing after 10 years pulled out my basic kit to find  what I had and to my suprise found a dead mouse in my carboy if I clean it with a brush and soak it in bleach will It be ok?
you can try it but i dont think that any amount of cleaning/brushing/sanitizing will bring him back now. ;)

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 06:08:47 PM »
just started brewing after 10 years pulled out my basic kit to find  what I had and to my suprise found a dead mouse in my carboy if I clean it with a brush and soak it in bleach will It be ok?
you can try it but i dont think that any amount of cleaning/brushing/sanitizing will bring him back now. ;)

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 06:26:37 PM »
Mouse Revival Mild
Resuscitation Pale Ale
Resurrection IPA
Mouse-Be-Gone Belgian Brown
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