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    Default Beware the tainted plonk!

    Or at least, train your dog to recognize it so you can avoid it.

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    My elderly rescue hound loves beer, has discerning tastes (his favorite is Guinness), but embarrased me once on a walk -- there was an empty Bud light bottle on the sidewalk, he caught a whiff and started making his licking his chops sounds meaning he wants BEER!

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    I hope you had a talk with that dog, I mean...budweiser? No way Jose.

    But can he recognize a tainted plonk? Then I'll be impressed.

    I've had my sister's two dogs since November and they LOVE brewing days. They lick up every drop and would lap it out of the bucket if I let them. Especially the beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildoates View Post

    But can he recognize a tainted plonk? Then I'll be impressed.
    My Britney could do that Sadly none to be found in the house

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    My old dog could drink a full 12" shaped pint glass of beer without knocking it over. There was never a single half full glass the next morning after any party.
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    That's a neat story. I'd be curious what they did to train her.
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    Let's see if Pete can train HIS dog to point out tainted plonk.

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    Umm...what exactly is a tainted plonk?
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    Plonk is an expression for cheap table wine.

    The "taint" they are referring to is primarily cork taint. This is an odor that ruins wine due to a substance know as 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA). There can also be other "taints" from spoilage organisms which a hound's sniffer might be able to pick up quite well.
    Last edited by Medsen Fey; 08-02-2011 at 10:03 AM.
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