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Old 05-17-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default I had a $50 pint of homebrew yesterday

It was mine, it was tapped yesterday, and it was the best beer I've ever brewed. It wasn't my recipe, but rather it was the Green Flash IPA clone from Can You Brew It. It had a buttload of hops, and man it was really good. SWMBO even commented that it was the beast beer I'd ever brewed.

It was so good that today I decided to bottle a few from the keg to send to competitions. I didn't have a specific comp in mind but I wanted to make sure I got a half dozen bottles off the keg before we drank it all. So I got my bottling stuff all hooked up and had my sanitized bottles there and went to fill one and...nothing but spit. WTH? I look inside to make sure I'd hooked up the correct keg and there in the bottom of the keezer was FIVE GALLONS OF THE BEST BEER I'D EVER BREWED. I'd removed the disconnects for cleaning before swapping this keg and didn't tighten the line back down completely (threaded) and all FIVE GALLONS OF THE BEST BEER I'D EVER BREWED had slowly pumped out into the bottom of the keezer. Except of course for the one pint I had yesterday. The $50 pint.

And if that didn't make me sick enough, then I had to pull out all 5 kegs and bail out 5 gallons of IPA, which smelled so good I damn near drank it from the bailing bucket.

I'm the stupidest person on the planet.

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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(this post is actually a moment of silence)

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Wow, that absolutely blows. Even sucks more than dropping a full fermenter since you know what you are missing.

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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That hurts me and I am not even there. I would say to post a picture if you had one, but I don't want to see that kind of carnage

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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Brutal......

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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stick your face down in the liquid and drink up.......


unless your freezer bottom looks like mine in which case i will shed tears for you

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:27 PM   #7
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Yea, I think I would have drank some of it.

Sorry about your luck.

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:30 PM   #8
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That hurts me and I am not even there. I would say to post a picture if you had one, but I don't want to see that kind of carnage
Yeah, I was actually sort of mad that I hadn't taken a picture, but at the time I was pretty pissed. (I'm still pretty pissed.) I was literally screaming the bad word (yes, THE bad word) over and over with my mother-in-law upstairs visiting. And she's not a beer drinker so I'm guessing she didn't understand.

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unless your freezer bottom looks like mine in which case i will shed tears for you
I'm sure it looked like whatever hideous mess yours looks like. I'd never cleaned it out and there was an awful lot of black crud floating around in it. The beer was really good, but not that good.
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hate it for you man!
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Wow that really sucks. Sorry for your loss!

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