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tripplehazzard 03-04-2013 04:01 PM

whats the worst brewing accident you have witnessed or been a part of?
 
I know everyone has a stroke of bad luck every now and again. I want to know what's the worst brewing accident you have done. Anything from broken hydrometers.. to bad yeast... or maybe whole batches being spilled

gcdowd 03-04-2013 04:35 PM

Spilled a whole batch of hot wort all over myself, that sucked

runningweird 03-04-2013 04:38 PM

i placed my propane burner too close to my freezer and melted part of the temperature control plate.

PeterPan 03-04-2013 04:43 PM

I was siphoning my cooled wort into a carboy. I stepped out for a minute and when I came back the tubing fell out. I lost half my wort

Double_D 03-04-2013 04:44 PM

I was planning to do a party gyle one time and ran everything into the same pot. And when I first put together my keg system my liquid lines froze solid because they were run through the freezer. I pulled the liquid line off the shank and didn't disconnect the gas (IDK what I was thinking) but I came out the next morning and heard a dribbling in the kegerator. When I opened the door about half the keg ran out onto the floor of my garage.

qwiksilvr00 03-04-2013 04:46 PM

(First batch) I could not for the life of me get my siphon primed so I was forced to suck it through with my mouth :-( That batch is still in 2nd stage.. Hoping for the best.

fizgig 03-04-2013 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterPan (Post 4969296)
I was siphoning my cooled wort into a carboy. I stepped out for a minute and when I came back the tubing fell out. I lost half my wort

I was tempted to start bringing my gear into the house last night, but I thought I better watch it. sure enough, it started to tip out of the kettle so I stood there and held it. The colder the tubes got, the weird they acted, it was about 25 degrees out.

Misplaced_Canuck 03-04-2013 05:30 PM

Dropped a carboy full (of water) into the laundry room sink, punctured the sink, and knocked out the hot water valve; hot water everywhere. Warped the wooden floors for a couple months.

MC

seigex 03-04-2013 05:38 PM

Picked up a Carboy full of wort after just pitching the yeast, bottom of the carboy fell out, spilled perfectly good wort everywhere. Luckily I was outside, so I didn't make a huge mess, but licking up the wort so it didn't go to waste wasn't as easy.

Braufessor 03-04-2013 05:45 PM

Dropped Carboy with water in it through the bottom of my washtub sink onto tile floor in my basement and it broke into about a million pieces that spread remarkably far across my basement (luckily I did not get cut or hurt - considering I did not have shoes on, I probably deserved to.)

Also placed a bucket awkwardly while draining finished wort into the bucket for fermentation. At about the 5 gallon mark, it fell over and I lost it all. Sticky Wort = no fun to clean up:(


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