What the crap is this?
  • C_BC_B
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    This is a picture looking up from the bottom of my glass. It came out of a keg of apfelwein that I haven't poured a lot from, though more lately. Basically small black flakes that are heavy enough to sit at the bottom of the glass.
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  • ThymThym
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    hard to tell, how does the apfelwein taste? musty? could be mold.
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    i know what that is! i struggled against it for some time.
    basically, when you pour beer from your faucet, a small amount flushes inside the faucet head. if you dont' drink it for awhile, it turns sorta black and weird. clean your faucet, it goes away.
    what i do it run star san throough it, then open it(as if pouring a beer) then, while open, i take a little brush all around the head of it and also inside. gets most of it.

    i have drank large amounts of that gunk, i think its harmless. think.
  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    hard to tell, how does the apfelwein taste? musty? could be mold.


    Not great, but that's the recipe's (and execution of said recipe) fault. No musty or other off flavors.
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  • C_BC_B
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    i know what that is! i struggled against it for some time.
    basically, when you pour beer from your faucet, a small amount flushes inside the faucet head. if you dont' drink it for awhile, it turns sorta black and weird. clean your faucet, it goes away.
    what i do it run star san throough it, then open it(as if pouring a beer) then, while open, i take a little brush all around the head of it and also inside. gets most of it.

    i have drank large amounts of that gunk, i think its harmless. think.


    Interesting. I use a picnic tap hooked up at the moment, maybe it needs a good cleaning.
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    i think its actually in a lot of beer too, but the ciders and things are where you can really see it.
    maybe its more of a product of the apple base though instead of grain.

    i have seen it in beer, but that tap may have just previously held a cider, so i don't know.
  • ceanntceannt
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    I get some of that in my apple/malt /honey hooch ... and I bottle ... so my guess is that it is that its from the apples .....
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  • C_BC_B
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    ceannt said:

    I get some of that in my apple/malt /honey hooch ... and I bottle ... so my guess is that it is that its from the apples .....


    In bottles? Ok, that's weird.
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    CB said:

    ceannt said:

    I get some of that in my apple/malt /honey hooch ... and I bottle ... so my guess is that it is that its from the apples .....


    In bottles? Ok, that's weird.


    that is weird. i find it inside my taps so i figured it just came from them. once i have kept them clean i have never seen it though.
  • ceanntceannt
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    CB said:

    ceannt said:

    I get some of that in my apple/malt /honey hooch ... and I bottle ... so my guess is that it is that its from the apples .....


    In bottles? Ok, that's weird.


    Yeah ..... very little sediment outside the dark granular stuff ....
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