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Old 08-24-2009, 03:34 AM   #1
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Okay, so I brewed my first extract beer tonight. Long story short I got to chilling it with a garden hose attached to a pre-chiller leading to a immersion chiller. About one minute into the chilling process the hose going into the pre-chiller came loose. Hit me right in the face (the hose not the water). After wrestling the hose down and turning off the water outside I was able to reattach it to the chiller. After everything calmed down, I looked at my kitchen. Every thing was soaked from the fridge and stove to the living room. I barely had enough towels to soak it all up. I will be double checking all fittings and clamps in the future.

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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The one down side to having lots of fancy equipment when making something simple like beer....**** happens. At least you and the beer are ok.

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Old 08-24-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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Oooh! Same thing happened to me.

First time, I had the outlet hose kinked, and the hose leading to the chiller blew. Water everywhere, and I couldn't just reconnect it. Had to cut it off, bolt to the hardware store to get a clamp, then reconnect.

Second time, the outlet hose came off the copper. Sprayed water all in the kettle. I thought for sure that batch would come out infected, but it was fine.

Only difference is I brew in my garage, so no real harm done from spraying water.

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Old 08-25-2009, 02:00 PM   #4
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Been there. Instead of towels, I get the shop vac now. It's totally worth the $30.

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