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Old 01-05-2011, 07:12 AM   #21
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AT the request of the SWMBO I brewed up a batch of strawberry wheat. After the yeast started chugging away, a day later I noticed some yeast sediment and strawberry seeds in my airlock. I decided to pull off the airlock, clean it up, sanitize it and put it back on. Little did I know that the airlock had gotten clogged with strawberry seeds and hop residue and it had built up quite some pressure. As soon as I pulled the airlock out it was like a strawberry volcanoe errupted in my face. My face, the two adjacent walls, the plant hanging above the fermenter, and the ceiling were all covered in strawberries and beer.



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Old 01-05-2011, 08:27 AM   #22
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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.
Sounds like she's used to taking shots to the face.


BOOM!

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:46 AM   #23
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You made my mind go somewhere it didn't want to go.

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Old 01-05-2011, 10:29 AM   #24
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try and get that outta your head next time the in-laws visit!

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Old 01-05-2011, 12:59 PM   #25
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Last brew day, everything was going fine. I had just put my wort onto the burner to start the boil and I watch it like a hawk for boil overs (boilovers are just NOT funny). Well, my 2 girls came outside to see what daddy was doing and distracted me for a minute. When I look back, I see my kettle is about to boil over. So I turn down the heat and quickly reach for my mash paddle to stir to prevent the boilover. Well, wehn I reached over I didnt grab my paddle, but my plastic thief I had sitting out to take hydrometer readings. Needless to say, I stuck it in before thinking, and when I pulled it out, it looked like a Salvador Dali Masterpiece. It didnt melt into the beer, just severely warped and deformed.

After brewing I figured if heat messed it up, heat can fix it. So I put it into hot water and was able to get into somewhat normal shape.

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Old 01-06-2011, 06:02 PM   #26
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I had two similar experiences with my first keg. When I brought my first kegs home and into the house my cats and dogs came over to check them out (as all animals do when new things enter their territory). It was at this time I decided to check and see if there was pressure in one of the kegs by pulling the release valve. The hiss was so loud that all the animals ran for their lives in every direction. About 6 months later I finally got my hookups and proceeded to connect the output valve to the same keg that I had previously checked for pressure. It shot vaporized pop syrup all over the storage room and scared the pants of me this time.

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Old 01-06-2011, 06:46 PM   #27
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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.
Sounds like an improve delivery system to me, one less glass to clean.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:47 PM   #28
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Just last night after racking a Hefe over into a keg, I just had to taste it so I gassed it and locked on my tap adapter. Well, I forgot to CLOSE the tap before putting it on the post and the hefe started squirting out.

No big deal except it squirted onto the back of the high pressure gauge of my regulator at just the right angle to half fill the gauge up, you know the one that says "use no oil".

Unrelated, I then find out my reg is leaking AND my CO2 bottle is damn near empty.

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Old 01-06-2011, 06:56 PM   #29
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Amateur at best compared to this!

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How about a not funny now, but will be funny? Last night I dropped my Leatherman into my wort as I was tightening a hose clamp. Plunk.
Mind you, my Leatherman has years of caked up pocket lint plus God-knows-what all of which I am sure is now in the the fermenter. Lucky I lubed it last week with food grade keg lube.
I told my two friends there: "this is the beer we give to other people".



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