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What's this snot like stuff in my beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Arsenal0328, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Advocate (540) Missouri Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    I just cracked open a Founders Imperial stout, poured it into my glass, and there's this gelatinous blob floating at the top. It smells fine but I'm scared to taste it yet. Anyone knows what it is?


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  2. Brew33

    Brew33 Advocate (690) Ohio Oct 24, 2007 Beer Trader


    No clue, I'd send pics to Founders asap.

    Also, I FULLY expected another Fantome thread when I read the title....
  3. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (410) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    It looks gross, but I bet it would be divine smeared on a Ritz.
  4. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Advocate (540) Missouri Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    I fed it to my dog and he seemed to like it. But he also eats cat poop so he's probably not the best judge...
  5. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    It's what's left of the slug.
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  6. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Unless you also have tried cat poop, I don't know how you can say that.
  7. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Advocate (540) Missouri Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

  8. You just scored a free case bro. Email them stat.
  9. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Good goshamighty that looks disgusting.

    RBCORCORAN Savant (450) Massachusetts May 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    looks like someone stroked the bottle one time too many.
  11. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Savant (330) Illinois Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had the exact same thing in an Old Curmudgeon last year. I wished I would have thought to email Founders...
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  12. Some sort of finings? Shouldn't be in there anyway, free beer!!
  13. It's a mystery! I use gelatin finings for my homebrews... maybe this is something similar? I've certainly never had something like that in a homebrew (or a commercial beer). It could be some sort of lubricant or byproduct from the bottling line too... maybe (pure conjecture). Or maybe somebody sneezed over the bottling line? gross.
  14. I forgot what it technically is but it is basically just a protein goo – gross but very harmless to flavour, health etc.
  15. Grfilwett

    Grfilwett Savant (310) Illinois May 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had the same in this years, and i drain poured 3 of 4 in the pack. I should have emailed them too. Oh well...
  16. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Savant (330) Illinois Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    The next Backstage... "SNOT"
  17. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Advocate (540) Missouri Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    I just sent them an email, I just want to find out what it is, don't really care about free beer or anything
  18. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Mmmm "flavor enhancer"
  19. Looks like another reason to pour your beer into the appropriate glassware to me.
  20. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Advocate (540) Missouri Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    It was poured into a Founders snifter.....

    I also don't see how different glassware would prevent a snot rocket in a beer
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  21. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    looks like a skinned frog to me
  22. Luckytiki

    Luckytiki Savant (350) Indiana Jul 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I had something like this (but pitch black) in a bottle of Founders Imp Stout. I emailed them about it and they basically said "Uh that's yeast, it won't hurt you, we won't do anything to make up for it"

    There's no way it was yeast. Completely wrong consistency. It was like black snot.
  23. i made a homebrew that had this in a bunch of the bottles. not a clue what it was.
  24. greenmtn1111

    greenmtn1111 Savant (315) Massachusetts May 15, 2009 Beer Trader

    Well, pouring it into any type of glassware would prevent you from inadvertently drinking said snot rocket. I think that was the point.
  25. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    That doesn't sound too appealing!
  26. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Advocate (540) Missouri Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Oh, I read that wrong. Sorry!
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  27. You know, I thought about that response after I posted it and considered editing it. I meant to imply that you had done the right thing by pouring it into appropriate glassware, thus identifying the... whatever it is... before you unknowingly drank it down. It's a pouring vs. not pouring comment, not a comment on your glassware, aplogies for the confusion.
  28. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Advocate (540) Missouri Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yeah, simple misunderstanding, sorry!
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  29. mkorpal

    mkorpal Savant (305) Colorado Oct 28, 2007

    Looks like wet mold to me.
  30. failed attempt at bacon infusion
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  31. tweezer159

    tweezer159 Savant (320) Alabama May 2, 2008

    Coagulated Proteins? I hope so.
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  32. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    looks like something BP dumped into the Gulf.
  33. Had the same thing in my Lost Abbey stout. Beer replaced by BevMo with something other than Lost Abbey stout.
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  34. Lorianneb

    Lorianneb Advocate (590) New Jersey Apr 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    You sound like my husband.........
  35. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    It looks like some sort of prize. That prize is a paid quarantine at your house. Please tell your workplace you will not be in for a week.
  36. SeaAle

    SeaAle Savant (495) Oregon Jun 24, 2012

    It's trub. Totally harmless.
  37. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Apr 4, 2010

    I have had the same thing in the same beer. No idea what it is, I assumed it was from aging in my beer fridge. Looked HORRIBLE, but I skimmed it off and drank it anyway. I think I imagined the taste being off, certainly ruined that experience with one of my favorite beers.

    If anyone can answer what it is, where it comes from and how to avoid it, that would be GREAT!
  38. it's called "the prize". you won it
  39. freewill35

    freewill35 Champion (835) Indiana Oct 27, 2007 Subscriber

    Let us know what you find out.
  40. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (675) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    Send it to Rogue. They'll make more beer from it.