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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 Devotee (469) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
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    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 Crusader (746) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    No clue, I'd send pics to Founders asap.

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

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

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

    Arsenal0328 Devotee (469) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
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    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 Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

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

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Unless you also have tried cat poop, I don't know how you can say that.
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  7. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Devotee (469) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
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  8. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (213) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

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

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,252) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Good goshamighty that looks disgusting.

    RBCORCORAN Aspirant (239) May 18, 2009 Massachusetts
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    looks like someone stroked the bottle one time too many.
  11. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Illinois
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    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. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (682) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Some sort of finings? Shouldn't be in there anyway, free beer!!
  13. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 California

    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. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Devotee (440) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    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 Aspirant (234) May 2, 2012 Illinois
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    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 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Illinois
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    The next Backstage... "SNOT"
  17. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Devotee (469) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
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    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 Poo-Bah (2,473) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Mmmm "flavor enhancer"
  19. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Crusader (700) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Looks like another reason to pour your beer into the appropriate glassware to me.
  20. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Devotee (469) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
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    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 Poo-Bah (3,393) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    looks like a skinned frog to me
  22. Luckytiki

    Luckytiki Initiate (105) Jul 15, 2010 Indiana
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    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. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i made a homebrew that had this in a bunch of the bottles. not a clue what it was.
  24. greenmtn1111

    greenmtn1111 Initiate (133) May 15, 2009 Massachusetts
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    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 Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    That doesn't sound too appealing!
  26. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Devotee (469) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
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    Oh, I read that wrong. Sorry!
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  27. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Crusader (700) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    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 Devotee (469) Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
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    Yeah, simple misunderstanding, sorry!
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  29. mkorpal

    mkorpal Aspirant (214) Oct 28, 2007 Colorado

    Looks like wet mold to me.
  30. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (213) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    failed attempt at bacon infusion
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  31. tweezer159

    tweezer159 Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Alabama

    Coagulated Proteins? I hope so.
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  32. Absolut

    Absolut Zealot (564) Sep 19, 2011 California

    looks like something BP dumped into the Gulf.
  33. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    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 Disciple (323) Apr 27, 2012 New Jersey
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    You sound like my husband.........
  35. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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 Disciple (398) Jun 24, 2012 Oregon
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    It's trub. Totally harmless.
  37. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2010 Wisconsin

    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. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (295) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    it's called "the prize". you won it
  39. freewill35

    freewill35 Zealot (599) Oct 27, 2007 Indiana

    Let us know what you find out.
  40. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

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