Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Oops! -or- Mistakes you made when you knew better.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
Rook
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rook's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bothell, WA
Posts: 381
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Oops! -or- Mistakes you made when you knew better.

Quote:
There are no mistakes in home brewing, just limited edition specials
I brewed up my first partial mash of the new house and I'm fermenting in a carboy. I've never done primary fermentation in a carboy. I usually use my bottling bucket, but I thought what the heck. Now I remember WHY I don't ferment in carboys. There really isn't enough headspace in a 5 gallon carboy for 5 gallons of beer to have a really active fermentation. Oops.

Its not a major problem, but I simply brainfarted. I'm sure the beer will be fine.

Anyone else have any "DOH!" moments?
__________________
Rook
Rook is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 29 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I had the exact same brain fart once. Doh!
__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2009, 02:53 AM   #3
BullF-16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 101
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

becoming frustrated while racking from secondary carboy into keg with 2 ounces of leaf hops in carboy. Got tired of hops clogging the muslin bag i had over the end of the racking cane. this kept stopping the flow of the wort. Instead of starting the flow correctly after the 3rd stoppage, i used my mouth the next 2 times. got lucky, no infection.

__________________
BullF-16 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Various mistakes made during brew. justin22 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 07-03-2009 07:11 PM
Mistakes I made when kegging the first time OrlandoHomeBrewer Bottling/Kegging 5 05-23-2009 11:42 AM
I made some mistakes.... Jeffro Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-09-2008 05:09 AM
I made a few mistakes Bruiz54 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 01-28-2008 11:16 PM
I knew I should've made a starter! Torchiest General Techniques 21 01-05-2007 04:01 PM