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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 10:23:52 AM »
Anyone Kai sent beer to just threw up a little ...  :-\ j/k... ;)

If my beers were only as infected as the ones Kai sent me, I could die a happy brewer!  :)
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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2010, 10:25:06 AM »
Well, now I just feel left out...  :( OTOH that one big guy he drew swimming around actually had a tail... so, maybe not.   ;D ;) :P
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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2010, 10:30:17 AM »
Scary... isn't it?  :D
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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2010, 10:32:29 AM »
I'm suddenly feeling nautious while I'm sitting here eating my lunch. Thanks Kai!  :o  ;D
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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2010, 10:36:02 AM »
great...thanks guys..  Now i want a microscope.  this hobby isn't getting any cheaper ;)

Who said this was a hobby?  ;D
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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2010, 10:38:50 AM »
I had no problems drinking the hydrometer sample ;) They say nothing that survives in beer can kill you and I’m putting that to the test.

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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2010, 10:40:40 AM »
I had no problems drinking the hydrometer sample ;) They say nothing that survives in beer can kill you and I’m putting that to the test.

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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2010, 10:43:32 AM »
I had no problems drinking the hydrometer sample ;) They say nothing that survives in beer can kill you and I’m putting that to the test.

Kai


Yeah, well, if we ever do a beer exchange I will make you promise not to look at it under your microscope. Seriously though, if it is bacteria I would guess it came mostly from your serving faucet. But, that said, I have always heard that homebrewed beer has a lot more contaminants than commercial. I have questioned how clean carboys actually get, as well. You can scrub conicals and plastic buckets can be cleaned with a soft wash cloth - but carboy brushes do a bad job.
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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2010, 10:44:45 AM »
Kai,

Here's a Fuller's yeast sample.



and some Brettanomyces. In most beer styles, Brettanomyces is viewed as a contaminant and the characteristics it imparts are considered unwelcome "off-flavors". However, in some styles, particularly certain traditional Belgian ales, it is appreciated and encouraged

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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2010, 10:48:12 AM »
I think if we knew what we inhaled and ingested daily on a microscopic level, we would all change our ways.

Not to mention the fact of what we sleep with....  :o

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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2010, 10:49:19 AM »
But, that said, I have always heard that homebrewed beer has a lot more contaminants than commercial.
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If the commercial guys filter out the yeast then I imagine the big boy would get filtered out too.

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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2010, 10:53:34 AM »
Well, hobby for me.  By the time this is over, I'll be  mad beer scientist with bunsen burners, microscopes, gerbil tubes and periodic tables all over my walls!

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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2010, 12:57:37 PM »
Fascinating.
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Re: stuff I'm finding under the microscope
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2010, 02:33:59 PM »
i threw that part in there for dramatic purposes...