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Old 11-08-2011, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default Why do my brew days never, ever go according to plan?!

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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I feel your pain! What happened this time? Stuck sparge? Dog drop his stick in the fermenter before you could close it?

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:28 AM   #3
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Brain fart after brain fart. Nothing went wrong...I just thought it did, so then I took corrective action. I wondered why as I prepared for boil, I only had 1.024 OG. DUH! It's because the mash wash 142 degrees...which translates to 1.040 OG - I was aiming for 1.039...instead I added DME to bring it up like a f tard.

That's just the tip of the iceberg right now, cause it ain't over lol! Had to get me a big glass of my brown ale that came out darn near perfect to remember why I put up with this crazy hobby!

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I'm also getting used to my new kettle - which has the 5500w element used in the electric brewery. Good grief....it starts off slow, but once it's hot, that thing will have a ton of water boiling before you know it.

Which brings me to problem number two. Somehow, I ended up with 3.2g...and was supposed to have 4.75...so I added some more water, threw the hops back in sinc e they only got about 40min max in the boil (which clogged the 809 earlier because I was too dumb to use a hop bag).

What a night lol!

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Sounds like you are drinking too much while you are brewing. Or over analyzing things.

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And the icing on the cake. I didn't realize until 8:30 this morning that I didn't fill the air lock on the carboy

WHAT a brew day...

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Thanks! Makes my forgetting to reset the gap on my crusher last weekend seem trivial in comparison! Spent about 2 hours taking it apart and relubing it and looking for issues before I remembered that I'd screwed with it trying to crush grapes.

At least my young daughter learned some new vocabluary.

No, wait. That's not a good thing.

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