I was wondering if anyone had some brewing horror stories to share. I've only had one or two completely smooth brew days (granted, out of six or so) and most bottling days have been great. It seems sometimes you plan for everything and don't have a single hitch, while others nothing goes to plan.
Yesterday my SWMBO and I were bottling; she was filling and I was capping. At one point it dawned on us we needed more bottles stat, but we were out of sanitizing solution. I scrambled to get a light bleach solution ready and did; while I was doing this she continued bottling so I had a backlog to deal with. My winged style capper did something I'd only ever read about: it broke off a bottleneck. Bye-bye beer! It took several minutes to get the lid and neck out. I took a screwdriver and hammered it in to the creases in the cap to force out the glass and cap.
Eventually it all worked out but it was a frustrating experience. Anyone else have horror stories, from brew or bottling day (or any day in between)?
Primary: Cooper's Cerveza
Bottled: Altbier, Mr. Beer IPA, Dodging the Draught, JVP Thrilsner, Sweet Caroline Honey Ale, Stout