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The microbes that are present in the juice (from the skins of the apple and on the press itself) will eventually replicate and start to metabolize the sugars in the juice. If, by "bad", you mean "poisonous or harmful to you", then the answer is that it will not be harmful or bad, except for the harmful effects of alcohol. The acids and alcohol created by ...


When I am trying to test a batch of hops, I take a neutral pale ale, mine or commercial, cool the bottle to 32F, carefully pop the cap. Pour off a small amount of the beer and push about .5gram of hops into the bottle, and quickly recap it. Let it sit at room temperature for about 2 days and then taste. This simulates dry hoping.

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