hist-brewing: Re: Bulging Cans

Baden,Doug baden at oclc.org
Wed Jul 14 13:42:07 PDT 1999

Scotti and Katherine:
Botulism is killed by boiling.  Lots of boiling.  The problem is that the
poisons that are likewise broken down by long boiling taste bad, and that
will make the beer taste bad.  I would just toss the can and be on the safe
side.  It is much cheaper than going to the hospital.


Doug Baden    My opinions are my own. 
When I see "And it is obvious that" I know that
I have many hours of work to see the obvious...

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Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 4:26 PM
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Cc: lcatherinemc at hotmail.com
Subject: hist-brewing: Re: Bulging Cans

In a message dated 7/13/99 10:25:31 AM EST, lcatherinemc at hotmail.com writes:

It had been stored on top of the refrigerator, and when I took 
 it down to use. I found that the bottom of the can had bulged out.  Is this

 usable now?  I know that bulging cans of food are to be thrown out, but
 nothing of beer kits, this being my first.
 Lady Katherine McGuire
 Barony of Califia  >>

	The top of the refrigerator is generally a very warm place, so 
it may just be normal expansion of the extract inside the can, but
I'd be nervous, as you are.
	The heat may also have damaged the dry yeast packet that 
came with your Beerkit.
	Anybody out there know if [worst case] botulism toxin is 
denatured by boiling?
	In Joy and Service,

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