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Brown...umm...gunk in Dreadnaught?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SeaOfShells, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I received a Dreadnaught in the mail today (Thanks Chris!) and as I was pouring it, I noticed a brown sludge inside the neck of the bottle. I'm sure it's not harmful. I'm just wondering. Any info on what it could be?
  2. yeast sediment?
  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Probably yeast, but you may have gotten a geriatric bottle. Not a whole lot o' stuff settled out in the fresh bottles of Dreadnaught.
  4. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Poland Oct 24, 2012

    It's poison.
  5. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    This is why FFF needs to date their bottles. I'm basically afraid to buy the Dreadnaught that I see at the local bottle shops because I've seen them there for the last couple months- though I don't know if they're being replenished or not.
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  6. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I've never had Dreadnaught, so I don't know what it tastes like old or fresh, but it's definitely leaving something to be desired.
  7. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Savant (335) Illinois Aug 23, 2012

    I agree, I see it at the store all the time but I've never bought it. I've only had it when friends have bought it. three Floyd's make amazing beer but they need to get their bottle dating situated.
  8. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (445) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

    I love FFF, I dont understand why people love this beer. <Personal Tastes blah blah blah>
  9. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Advocate (705) Wisconsin Nov 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    Damn....I guess we leave FFF out of future trades unless it's a new release. Or they start dating. Sorry about that.
  10. Old hop chunks can look brown also, especially after being soaked in malt and yeast.
  11. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    One lucky bottle was spiked with brown sludge. The winner receives a fresh bottle of Dreadnaught.
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  12. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    Just chew through.
  13. Angst

    Angst Savant (270) California Nov 8, 2007 Beer Trader

    Or if you chew tobacco, just throw it in as a fat lipper!
  14. RobCBowman

    RobCBowman Aspirant (30) California Oct 26, 2012

    I experienced a similar substance in two bottles of Port's Santa's Little Helper. Not sure what it is, but it can ruin the beer drinking experience.
  15. Surprised nobody has made a "slug" joke like that guy with the serria nevada
  16. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Champion (850) Virginia Apr 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    It's a combo of yeast resin and hop sediment, in the neck of the bottle because whatever shop it was at had it sitting on its side. Even though it's unattractive that sediment actually contains a lot of vitamin B12. More B12 = less of a hangover, there's always a silver lining. Cheers gents.