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Old 01-31-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default horrible morning.

I started sanitizing bottles, it took me way too long.

I sanitized all my bottling equipment, went ok.

I forgot to boil my priming sugar before starting to rack to the bottling bucket. Ok, pause and boil.

I continue to rack, going ok.

I was about to finish racking, when my spigot on the bottling bucket broke.

I was quick, I only lost about a half gallon. My arm was in my beer, called my wife and had her grab the only vessel large enough to let it pour into, my brew kettle. Tried to pour slowly down the side, didn't work. Foamy beer everywhere. So, I did the only thing I could think of. I put it back on the yeast cake with about a cup of priming sugar (all I had) and put it back in the closet. I am hoping the yeast eat up all of the oxygen.

Worst part is, this is the brew I am most proud of. My first recipe. I hope it turns out...


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Oh, and the wife is hung over. So helping me with this was torture for her. She prayed to the porcelin god right after.


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Wow, that is a crappy morning! Well, at least your day can only get better from here.
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i think it can only get better from here, i hope.
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Sorry WIP, wow. Nothing seem'd to be going your way this morning. Sorry bud.
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I was about to finish racking, when my spigot on the bottling bucket broke.
How come it broke?
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I think I tightened it too far, and the preasure of the liquid when it was full just made it fail slowly.
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Resurrecting this thread. I never let you all know how it turned out.

It ended up being the best beer I have ever made. We used it and another IPA as fuel for our going away party before we moved down to Texas. It was a hit. Too bad I will probably never be able to replicate it.
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Glad to hear it all worked out CHEERS!
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Resurrecting this thread. I never let you all know how it turned out.

It ended up being the best beer I have ever made. We used it and another IPA as fuel for our going away party before we moved down to Texas. It was a hit. Too bad I will probably never be able to replicate it.
I don't know it seems pretty easy to replicate to me. Just shove your arm in it for a couple of minutes (that's where the best flavor comes from) shake it like crazy till it foams and then add sugar and re-ferment. Seems pretty simple to me. Now hopefully the bacteria on your arm hasn't changed since you moved!


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