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Old 09-09-2012, 01:04 AM   #1
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This is what I saw a split second after adding my hot wort to my carboy in a coolwater bath. There WAS cold water inside the carboy already but apparently it was not enough to cool it down fast enough to prevent the outside coldness from snapping the carboy right along the bottom.

So. Two hours work mashing and boiling, an ounce of hops and a few gallons of wort down the drain.

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:06 AM   #2
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Hah, I did the same in my pool. Here's to rookie mistakes we'll never make again. CHEERS!

And, thanks for taking the pic. It's hard, in the face of disaster, to raise the camera/cell. Many kudos to you.

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Ooops...

I bet you will not do that again........

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:10 AM   #4
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Sorry man.

I've done the same thing.

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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Hey at least it was in your tub! Could have been a lot worse...

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:29 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. It could have been a LOT worse, yes. It was a clean break, so no shards, either. Lucky. Did burn my foot a bit though when some of the wort came up and out but it's no big deal. And no, I will never do that again. But now I have no carboy except for my 1 gallon! I poured myself one of my five remaining bitter ales to commemorate my rookie mistake. Haha. Cheers.

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Great Attitude, I know you pain,and I'll drink one for you, Cheers!!

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So you still have 4 gallons of that batch left. Go get a Home Depot bucket to ferment whats left. Thanks for taking a picture and posting. Sorry for the loss. Glad no one was hurt.

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Ouch... I'm guessing you'll be cooling the wort down before pouring into a carboy from now on... I've never used a glass carboy, I chose to go with the better bottles. I'm too clumsy for glass. I suspect that would have been a melty pile of mess if you were doing that.

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What PassedPawn said. Condolences.

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