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Old 03-28-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Public Service Announcement

If I offer you any brewing advice, don't take it. Ever! Why, you ask? Because I'm an idiot and just realized now while after failing to vorlauf that I mashed 22lbs of grain with 8 gallons of water in my hot liquor tank.

Thank you. That is all.



 
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Public Service Announcement

If I offer you any brewing advice, don't take it. Ever! Why, you ask? Because I'm an idiot and just realized now while after failing to vorlauf that I mashed 22lbs of grain with 8 gallons of water in my hot liquor tank.

Thank you. That is all.
Oh. Well. I haven't done that, so I must be a better brewer!!!!!

I have, however, racked 6 gallons of beer into a 5 gallon carboy after starting the siphon and walking away. I have done a complete fly sparge with the ballvalve opened on the MLT, again, after walking away. One time, I started my chiller and must have forgotten to put the end of the hose in the sink. I used to brew in my kitchen.

In the first case, only one gallon of beer completely coated my entire kitchen floor. In the second case, only 4 gallons of sweet wort covered my entire kitchen floor. In the last case, what got my attention was the sound of water running. Well, "running" isn't quite the right word. More like cascading from the kitchen down the basement stairs into a magnificent water fall. Yep, two stories of water.

I guess no one should take my advice, either. I suck as a brewer.


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Old 03-28-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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I will make a mental note NOT to listen to either of ya! LOL
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:29 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=YooperBrew;1972341 One time, I started my chiller and must have forgotten to put the end of the hose in the sink. I used to brew in my kitchen.
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I was almost as good as that. I was going to do a load of laundry with the hot water from my IC and overfilled the washer. It almost happened a second time this past month, but my wife caught it before it spilled over.
Hmmm how about trying to cool my wort, but instead turned on the hot water tap and drained my hot water heater before I noticed it and changed back to cold.

We all make mistakes, but most of us are good enough to laugh at it after.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:13 PM   #5
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DAYUM! The worst I've ever done was forget to add the Irish Moss!
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #6
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Did you not learn anything from your Mah and Pah?

"Do as I say, Not as I do".

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Old 03-29-2010, 01:36 PM   #7
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Most of my brewing incedents can be attributed to drinking while brewing. I think this makes me a poor drinker not a poor brewer.

 
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:24 PM   #8
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Public Service Announcement

If I offer you any brewing advice, don't take it. Ever! Why, you ask? Because I'm an idiot and just realized now while after failing to vorlauf that I mashed 22lbs of grain with 8 gallons of water in my hot liquor tank.

Thank you. That is all.
This is why I wait till the boil to start drinking ...
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:39 PM   #9
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I have, however, racked 6 gallons of beer into a 5 gallon carboy after starting the siphon and walking away.

Yup, I've done that,


twice!!

I now have my carboys marked with nail polish at the 1/2 gallon marks so I now know exactly how much beer I overflow onto the floor
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #10
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