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Old 01-03-2011, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Funny now. Not funny when it happened.

Thought I'd share a brewing related mishap.
If anyone has a funny story related to brewing please share so that I don't feel like such a plonker.

OK, So I bought some used kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing.
My dad brought them with him from Michigan when he came to visit. Saved me from shipping.
I was explaining to him how they worked. Grabbed a quick disconnect and preceded to attach it to the post.
Well, Adventures in Homebrewing guarantees their used kegs will hold pressure.
Turns out they don't lie.
When I attached the "beer" side quick disconnect liquid started shooting across the house. I panicked and jerked the fitting off the post as quickly as I could.
I looked to see what happened, and my step mother was wiping this unknown fluid off her face, and clothes.
Mind you she was sitting in the living room, and my dad and I were in the kitchen 20 feet away.
Turns out the mystery fluid was soda syrup, and boy did I have a lot of cleaning. It was everywhere!
A week later my wife was cleaning, and cursing me, still finding little shiny droplets on the walls, the closet doors, the floor, all the way into the hallway
another ten feet further than assumed.

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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LOL. Don't have anything like that to share. But I have to say, spraying your step-mother in the face with soda syrup is hilarious.

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:51 AM   #3
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i bet you weren't very popular for a while. except as a topic for curses

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:54 AM   #4
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My step mom took it like a man.
She's cool. She wasn't mad, or at least played it off well.

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I bottled about 4 cases this weekend with a hammer capper. I guess that's just about as foolish. Not nearly as FUNNY, but just about as foolish.

Sounds like a great sitcom moment.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:32 AM   #6
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I don't have anything great to share, but that is hilarious. I'm sure at the time you were a little red faced.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:36 AM   #7
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That's hysterical. I have a similar story that is now humorous, but was frustrating me at the time.

The first time I hooked up my kegging system, I couldn't get the faucte in correctly, so everytime I hooked up the liquid line, it would shoot out the sides of the faucet in all directions. I kept trying, and it happened at least 3 times. During one of the times, I removed the faucet assembly completely, and it sprayed me right in the mouth.

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:14 AM   #8
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I have a similar one. I didn't know it, but the FB in my BK (I use it to strain whole hops) was slightly warped. It let a few petals through, and they clogged my pump. Being your typical homebrewing genius, I pulled the outlet hoses off and backflushed it with the garden hose. I reattached the inlet hose, bled the air and closed the pump outlet valve. Then I reached over and turned the pump on. With a completely blank mind I looked into the outlet of the pump and opened the ball valve all the way. I got a nice faceful of 150ish degree wort. I still to this day don't know what I was thinking. The only thing I can figure is that I wanted to see if the pump was cleared. The details seem to be lost in the fog. I'm just grateful that I had got partway through the chill so that wort wasn't still boiling.

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awesome, Ive got one.

Last brew day, got early to get all my stuff done.. allowing me to have a nice relaxing afternoon of brewin'. The night before I had filled up a fermenter with water to use as a measuring device--- cause its graduated.

anyway, scene set.

I was moving my half full (4-5 gallons of water) bucket off the counter.. but the lid wasnt attached down. fingers slid off so I was just hanging onto the lid, bucket dropped straight down.

If youve never seen the hydraulic effect of a plastic bucket full of water hitting the floor squarely from 4 feet up, Id strongly suggest trying it.. just make sure you do it outside. It was like a column of water, straight up into my face.

The dog had that "what an a$$ hole" look on his face while I wiped up the kitchen.

at least it was just water

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