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

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  1. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    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. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    yeast sediment?
  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    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) Oct 24, 2012 Poland

  5. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,832) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    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 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    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 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

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

    teamwiggum Champion (865) Nov 30, 2008 Wisconsin
    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. andrewinski1

    andrewinski1 Savant (941) Apr 14, 2009 New Hampshire

    Old hop chunks can look brown also, especially after being soaked in malt and yeast.
  11. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    One lucky bottle was spiked with brown sludge. The winner receives a fresh bottle of Dreadnaught.
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  12. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Just chew through.
  13. Angst

    Angst Initiate (171) Nov 8, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

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

    RobCBowman Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2012 California

    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. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,363) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Surprised nobody has made a "slug" joke like that guy with the serria nevada
  16. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Meyvn (1,474) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia
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    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.
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