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Old 11-08-2012, 05:44 PM   #21
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I had to dump a 14-16% ABV IPA with over a pound of hops in it. I wanted to cry. (mini fridge died)
The fact that you dumped it so soon is the tragedy.


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Old 11-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #22
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Does using a new mash tun for the first time and dumping 154* wort all over your pants and then ripping off your burning hot pants count? 'Cause that was pretty terrible...



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Old 11-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #23
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The fact that you dumped it so soon is the tragedy.
Seriously. I would have rode that one out longer than 24 hours, but that's just me I guess.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #24
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Does using a new mash tun for the first time and dumping 154* wort all over your pants and then ripping off your burning hot pants count? 'Cause that was pretty terrible...
Pictures or it didn't happen.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #25
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Seriously. I would have rode that one out longer than 24 hours, but that's just me I guess.
I know WLP007 too well. The esters it throws at 75+ aren't pretty.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #26
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I know WLP007 too well. The esters it throws at 75+ aren't pretty.
With a pound of hops I doubt that you would've noticed many esters.
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Esters, fusel alcohols, phenolics, you'll notice. Aside from that, the time and energy commitment for that beer is insane. I wasn't planning on nursing a beer for two full weeks knowing it was probably going to be crap.

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Home brewers who've shattered glass carboys full of thick rich stouts on a carpeted floor have obviously abandoned hope and with tales never told are no longer contributing to this forum.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:04 PM   #29
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Not me, but I remember a story from a member here. His cat used his grain bucket for a litter box when he wasn't looking. Didn't realize till mash in......
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On my second ever brew (beer anyway), I had my steeping grains draining in a colander over the nearly boiling (thick) wort. I decided it was a good idea to press down on the grains to get all of the wort out (I know, don't squeeze! ). Unfortunately the strainer was not as stable as I thought and the whole thing plunged to the bottom of my kettle spraying hot wort all over the ceiling, walls and myself. Ended up with some bad burns from that one. Not fun!



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