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Old 08-11-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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I decided this week to clean and organize my garage brewery:

Day 1: Broken glass Carboy

Day 1 (evening): Smashed end of my RV type water inlet hose

Day 2: Pulled chord end out of Temp controller (by tugging too hard)
Dy 2 evening: 200mL starter flask finds the floor
Day 2 late night: Blown fuse ( fermenter gets warm by morn) from extension chords to work late with lights.

Today: Hydrometer and measuring tube meet cement as I sweep
Afternoon: 400 lbs of sugar fall on 6 gal better bottle and 3 gal glass carboy
Evening: Turn up Johnny Cash on stereo stand and vibrations on rack have empty yeast glass viles fall to doom
* 6000 mosquito bites
* sober ( in prep for a date )
* girl cancels dinner date
* discover smallest leak in fitting loses CO2 on my 6 kegs of 3 yr aged cider
* moving bar, a wheel breaks and 2 cases of ball jars are in driveway

Brewing rules 101, we make yeast-yeast makes beer-cleanliness is next to...

Time to give up or keep trucking?

--Safety Steve

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Old 08-11-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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Ouch! That sounds like a rough couple of days. Try not to break anything else!

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Old 08-11-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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I'd suggest not touching anything else. Just have a nice nap with your arms and legs bound tightly to your body, make sure there's nothing soft near your head that may smother you.

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Old 08-11-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Did you almost run over a gipsy woman recently who might have cursed you?

Amazed by 400lbs sugar bag--thinking there's a bit of hyperbole here and there. But yeah.. I believe in karma so I predict: seven years of great home beers for you.

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RDWHAHB.... Wait for the stars to realign and then attempt again.

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Give somebody your car keys, take a blanket and go lay on it in the backyard far away from your remaining possessions and wait for a sign from your god that you have been forgiven.

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Old 08-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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Update:

Took all your advice, threw in the towel for a couple days, started fresh, and last night put out 15 gal of beautiful amber....and without breaking a thing!!

Thanks!!

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Cheers! The universe will always come around.

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I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

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