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Old 03-05-2013, 01:59 AM   #21
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:08 AM   #22
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My roommate and I were bottling a Ginger IPA. I had to leave to catch a meeting I forgot about, and he finished up the bottling. He mixed up the clean, sterilized bottles with the oh-dear-god-what-is-growing-in-there dirty bottles... We ended up tossing half the beer because of the dirty, Lovcraftian horrors in the bottles...

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Old 03-05-2013, 02:36 AM   #23
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Was trying to pop the inflated bag inside a party pig after I left it sitting outside for a week in a Texas summer (I know, I know). Took one puncture with a pen before it blew with such force that my ears were ringing.also covered me with nasty, hot oatmeal stout.

Another one with the party pig; thought it was a good idea once to activate the bag before I put in inside the pig and quickly stuff it inside then tighten the lid since I'd always had problems activating it with a hand pump
.what I didn't know at the time was that the bag inflates soo quickly.quick enough in fact that by the time I activated the bag, stuffed it inside the pig and started tightening the lid I had beer shooting up to my 8 ft ceiling and everywhere else. There went about 2 g gallons of beer. After that,I bought cornies and gas and gave the pig away.

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Old 03-05-2013, 02:57 AM   #24
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Eh its just Heineken, no biggie
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:03 AM   #25
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made an ipa and put it in a bottling bucket i was given. couple weeks later, a guest kicked the spigot open. didn't notice till the room started stinking, and i was going to keg the ipa, but the bucket was empty. he admitted it later, after i tore out the nasty carpet and rotten padding and tiled the room...

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I had a freshly carbed keg of my pale ale that I went out to check on the Saturday before I was supposed to take it to a Superbowl party. The picnic tap managed to get pressed against the side of the keg when I closed the door and drained the keg into the crisper drawers and onto my a garage floor.

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:14 AM   #27
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My very frist brew was ginger beer. I followed the recipe, but the beer took longer than the recipe stated. Back then I didn't have a hydrometer, so I just bottled up the Ginger beer and then placed it into the fridge. That slowed down the fermentation but didn't completely stop it. It was very tasty and bubbly. We gave several bottles away before coming home one night to find the the floor behind the bar thick with sticky soda and the mini fridge a total mess.
We were telling this story to one of the couples that we had given several bottle to. They then told us that they had set the bottles on their dryer and forgot about them until they heard a real loud pop. They had ginger beer all over their clean clothes. Thankfully I had used plastic bottle instead of glass.

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:21 AM   #28
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Eh its just Heineken, no biggie
I thought that too still a lot of $
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:30 AM   #29
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I did a 2.5 gal. IPA that I must have been super eager to get into because after bottling it I looked on the stove and there sat my priming solution D'oh!!!!! I proceded to open and empty all the bottles back into the bucket as carefully as I could, the brewing gods must have appriciated the chuckle because I didnt really notice any effects of oxidizing though I did drink it pretty quick just in case.

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:36 AM   #30
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I had a thread about this not too long ago.

So I was brewing a partial boil extract batch with specialty grains. I had just added my extract and was going to dump the extra wort that had drained out of the specialty grains when the grains spilled into the now (nearly) boiling wort. I decided to pour the wort into a fermenting bucket, rinse the boil kettle, line it with my grain bag, pour the wort back into the kettle, then remove the grain bag and any grain the was in the wort.

This went fine until the pouring. A spigot on the bucket popped off as I was lifting the bucket to pour. The hot wort came spewing out and gave me 2nd degree burns on my foot. This naturally made me drop the bucket, making the wort splash - all over the kitchen ceiling, walls, and cabinet. All this as wort continues to pour out all over the kitchen floor. It got behind the dish washer, the stove, and the fridge. Did I mention this was a partial boil extract batch, so the wort was extra sticky?

Took the rest of the afternoon/night to get that cleaned up...

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