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BuddyWeiser 05-21-2013 07:08 AM

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I made a blackberry extract, for using in a flavored beer recipe, by stuffing an empty Corona Extra bottle full of blackberries and topping it off with vodka. The advice I got (on HBT) for making extracts said to shake well multiple times a day for the first week or so. In hindsight, I can see this was to ensure alcohol from the vodka kills any chance for infections. Well.... One day, right as my dinner guest were parking outside and I was busy straightening up my brew room to show off my stuff, I noticed the blackberry extract bottle had slowly leaked and made a sticky mess. Puzzled, I decided I'd pop the top and recap it. BANG! Worst of all, my brew room = laundry room, and there was four loads of clean laundry waiting to be folded. Instant drying blackberry stains in every corner of the room.


hunter_la5 05-22-2013 01:19 AM

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stvo 05-23-2013 11:52 PM

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My brain fart: Bottling 10 gal using one bottling bucket, pulled the wand off didn't shut spigot, and proceeded to rack the second half of batch on the priming sugar... wasn't paying attention till my socks got wet, I lost about 1-1/2 gal. I tasted it off the floor ( I know I know ) wasn't sweet at all. So I ended up with 3-1/2 gal of beer primed at 2.7vol for 5gals so far I've lost 7 in my large Rubbermaid container it's an amazing sound when they go off!!!!
Moved everything to the fridge today gonna wait a week to open a few see what happens.... the damage below

stvo 05-23-2013 11:52 PM

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My brain fart: Bottling 10 gal using one bottling bucket, pulled the wand off didn't shut spigot, and proceeded to rack the second half of batch on the priming sugar... wasn't paying attention till my socks got wet, I lost about 1-1/2 gal. I tasted it off the floor ( I know I know ) wasn't sweet at all. So I ended up with 3-1/2 gal of beer primed at 2.7vol for 5gals so far I've lost 7 in my large Rubbermaid container it's an amazing sound when they go off!!!!
Moved everything to the fridge today gonna wait a week to open a few see what happens.... the damage below

stvo 05-23-2013 11:52 PM

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My brain fart: Bottling 10 gal using one bottling bucket, pulled the wand off didn't shut spigot, and proceeded to rack the second half of batch on the priming sugar... wasn't paying attention till my socks got wet, I lost about 1-1/2 gal. I tasted it off the floor ( I know I know ) wasn't sweet at all. So I ended up with 3-1/2 gal of beer primed at 2.7vol for 5gals so far I've lost 7 in my large Rubbermaid container it's an amazing sound when they go off!!!!
Moved everything to the fridge today gonna wait a week to open a few see what happens.... the damage below


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