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Old 01-05-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
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7# of LME spilled in the bottom of the car yesterday. SWMBO is not impressed. Hopefully I can remedy the situation before she nixes brewing haha. Anyone have anything similar happen?

 
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Not a beer brewer only mead and cider. What is LME?
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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Not a beer brewer only mead and cider. What is LME?
The stickiest stuff in the entire known universe...Liquid Malt Extract.

EDIT: jyda, just sell the car.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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All that and more,

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/what...t-great-96780/
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:42 AM   #5
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Ouch, good luck with that... I can't imagine that's going to come out without a fight!

 
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:00 AM   #6
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Well it wasn't too bad. Lots of boiling hot water, a shop vac, and about an hour and a half. I ended up with perfectly dissolved wort in the shop vac. Though I did go against conventional wisdom and dumped this batch

 
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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Though I did go against conventional wisdom and dumped this batch
No way! Dude, you should have pitched some yeast into the shop vac!!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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No way! Dude, you should have pitched some yeast into the shop vac!!!
BIAC - Brew In A Car

or

BIAS - Brew In A Shopvac

Doesn't sound very appealing

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:20 AM   #9
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In November I was getting a delivery from BrewBrothers while I was in Portland who does free deliveries in the area over $200.

They called to say they were running late because of an LME disaster. They use CO2 to push LME out of the 55 gallon barrels into smaller containers when a customer has an order, they left one under pressure over night on accident and when they came into work that morning the barrel had exploded LME everywhere.

 
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #10
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reading this I have a flashback to Discovery Channel Brew Masters - the massive glue spill - probably less fun than LME!

 
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