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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2010, 07:41:58 PM »
I would not drink it in your house
I would not drink cuz the dead mouse
I do not like dead mouse haus ale
It makes me hurl in your ale pail

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2010, 09:53:54 PM »
Mouse Revival Mild
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2010, 05:25:18 AM »
If I wanted to Dry Mouse my pale ale, how many dead mice would you suggest? :)

Had one die in my better bottle once.  Hot PBW soak, rinse, another hot PBW soak and rinse over several days.  All better after that.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2010, 06:38:43 AM »
OK, one more and then I'm done:
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2010, 06:43:56 AM »
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.

That's what someone said before, it's called Cock Ale, and the recipe involves mashing up a whole chicken and steeping it in your beer for a day or so at the end of the ferment. I feel like you'd need a slew of dead mice for this purpose, and for that reason I'd be hesitant to try "Mouse Drool Ale."
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2010, 07:03:26 AM »
Yeah, if you can get past the ick factor :)
In my experience PBW + bleach trumps ick.  Just don't tell anyone outside this forum!
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2010, 08:50:49 AM »
Yeah, if you can get past the ick factor :)
In my experience PBW + bleach trumps ick.  Just don't tell anyone outside this forum!
Yeah, there's whether it's clean or not (it will be) and whether anyone wants to drink it.  Perception is everything :)

Take a brand new, fresh out of the package toilet brush, wash it, then use it to stir a pot of chili.  Then see how many people who saw you do that want to eat the chili.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2010, 03:57:14 PM »
Or...

Go throught the cleaning process, line up all the empty fermenters that have the same shape as
the one in question. Go somewhere else while someone switches them arround 3-card monte
style so that you don't know which one it was...Unless you lable them...
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2010, 05:13:01 PM »
Yeah, if you can get past the ick factor :)
In my experience PBW + bleach trumps ick.  Just don't tell anyone outside this forum!
Yeah, there's whether it's clean or not (it will be) and whether anyone wants to drink it.  Perception is everything :)

Take a brand new, fresh out of the package toilet brush, wash it, then use it to stir a pot of chili.  Then see how many people who saw you do that want to eat the chili.

 Oh! my, my, my....

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2010, 11:17:25 AM »
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.

That's what someone said before, it's called Cock Ale, and the recipe involves mashing up a whole chicken and steeping it in your beer for a day or so at the end of the ferment. I feel like you'd need a slew of dead mice for this purpose, and for that reason I'd be hesitant to try "Mouse Drool Ale."

I was wondering if he just didn't see the reference to "Cock Ale", or if he saw it and just assumed something completely different.
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2010, 05:14:37 PM »
Saw it.

  Wasn't sure.

    Down here we call them roosters.
   
      This day and time, who knows? ;D
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2010, 04:16:54 AM »
Cock ale recipe came from a book from the mid 1600's called The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby and involved aging a beer with rooster & spices. Google it if you want, I'm just not that interested in the recipe...... though if I had a dead mouse in my carboy (nice and aged at that) I might be tempted.... but probably not.

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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2010, 04:50:35 AM »
Cock ale recipe came from a book from the mid 1600's called The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby and involved aging a beer with rooster & spices. Google it if you want, I'm just not that interested in the recipe...... though if I had a dead mouse in my carboy (nice and aged at that) I might be tempted.... but probably not.


  Thanks. I looked it up and found the recipe. Mmmmmm.

 I think I would rather scrap a dead mouse out of a carboy and sanitize with bleach and stick with malt and hops ;D
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2010, 06:10:31 AM »
Take a brand new, fresh out of the package toilet brush, wash it, then use it to stir a pot of chili.  Then see how many people who saw you do that want to eat the chili.

I adopted a new one and use it for reaching into the bottom of my cornie kegs to swish em out....

proposed name for mousy carboy beer....

"Hanta Hopback"
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Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2010, 09:03:22 AM »
Take a brand new, fresh out of the package toilet brush, wash it, then use it to stir a pot of chili.  Then see how many people who saw you do that want to eat the chili.
I adopted a new one and use it for reaching into the bottom of my cornie kegs to swish em out....
That's a really good idea.  When I need to really scrub my cornies (which isn't that often) I usually end up with my arm as far into the keg as I can shove it (which isn't that far) and my carboy brush isn't really stiff enough to get good scrubbing.  I'll have to get one - and clearly label it :)
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