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chormang 05-02-2009 06:43 PM

wow, what a disaster
So I was getting ready to bottle my second batch, an irish stout. I had siphoned about 2 gallons into the bottling bucket when I realized I had forgotten to add the priming sugar. So I pull the siphon tube out of the bottling bucket and sort of hang it over the side of the primary while I go to the kitchen to get the sugar ready. When I came back I saw that the end of the hose had fallen out and siphoned about 3 gallons of beer onto the floor. Needless to say, I was devastated.

YeastGardener 05-02-2009 06:48 PM

Now most of the replies to mistakes in this section are 'don't worry, it won't matter' ...


Don't do it again!

It makes me shudder to think of all those pints lost ...


- ONE mistake that I DIDN'T copy as a total noob.

- this isn't an 'irish' joke now is it? No, it can't be, an irish stout is too precious!

CaptainSwiller 05-02-2009 06:49 PM

Ouch! That sounds like something I would do. I'll watch out for that in the future. My siphoning tube has some sort of a pinch stop on it. Maybe you should invest in one of those.

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible 05-02-2009 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by chormang (Post 1299014)
siphoned about 3 gallons of beer onto the floor. Needless to say, I was devastated.

........And you want to know if it's infected? ;)

YeastGardener 05-02-2009 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by Laughing_Gnome_Invisible (Post 1299027)
........And you want to know if it's infected? ;)

What do you mean infected? - I'd siphon it back in (with a bit of cleaner) ...

We are told that 99/100 it will always be O.K.:p

IrregularPulse 05-02-2009 07:18 PM

OT LGI - You need to get back to the Time Machine quick! You're almost 100% faded! Or is it your parents who are back in time screwing up your existence?

snailsongs 05-02-2009 07:19 PM

so, next time you'll.........instead, right?

ChshreCat 05-02-2009 07:31 PM


Ohhhhh... The Humanity!!!!!!!!!!!

david_42 05-02-2009 09:48 PM

Just for future reference, you can dissolve the priming sugar in a little hot water, then add it to the bottling bucket any time in the process. Before you siphon or after, doesn't matter.

flylock_jac 05-02-2009 10:58 PM

Sounds like a clear case of Alcohol abuse:drunk:

Sorry to hear about your mishap.

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