jomebrew said:Some say the Iron dust stuff is toxic and must not be consumed. This is the stuff you find in food packets like beef jerky. Though, some references say it is OK in small doses other say it isn't.
I'd wondered what the stuff was in my beef jerky packets so I searched the web only to have conflicting results. I would probably keep the beer as long as I was able to retrieve the packet. It will settle to the bottom anyway.
jomebrew said:Sounds more like silica gel which is benign.
I'd wager 5$ that's what it is since I know what oxy absorbers look like and it just doesn't look like any I have seen. I'll still ask my Homebrew shop bit for now l will assume beer is okay.]