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Old 01-10-2013, 07:16 AM   #1261
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Hah. On Saturday I made a wee heavy. 21 lbs of grain to make it nice and strong. First runnings into a pot to boil down, and then started to fly sparge into the boil kettle. Went back to watch the boiling pot for a bit, and came back to check on the fly sparge, and noticed the spigot on the kettle was open and the wort was just flowing out onto the ground.

Now who's the idiot?
sounds like we have a winner
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #1262
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sounds like we have a winner
I kept doing that while testing my new equipment but that was with water.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #1263
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OH, we've all done it.

Any brewer who hasn't put at least 2 gallons of liquid gold on the floor at some point isn't a real brewer.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:30 PM   #1264
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OH, we've all done it.

Any brewer who hasn't put at least 2 gallons of liquid gold on the floor at some point isn't a real brewer.
Apparently I'm not a real brewer then. But I make up for it by making other little idiotic mistakes.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:35 PM   #1265
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Apparently I'm not a real brewer then. But I make up for it by making other little idiotic mistakes.
WOW!!!!!!

Keep it up! You must be more detail oriented than me.

Never even a boilover????????

I lost 3 gallons or so on the garage floor from a boilover once.

Once I used a bucket with a spigot to bottle and while racking the spigot was open for 1.5 gallons or so.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #1266
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WOW!!!!!!

Keep it up! You must be more detail oriented than me.

Never even a boilover????????

I lost 3 gallons or so on the garage floor from a boilover once.

Once I used a bucket with a spigot to bottle and while racking the spigot was open for 1.5 gallons or so.
To be honest, I'm surprised I haven't lost beer from those kind of mistakes. I used to come pretty close to boil over when I was making 2.5 gallon batches on the stove. Here's something really stupid I did one time though. I wondered if putting a straining bag around my homemade manifold would keep more grain pieces out and I wouldn't have to vorlauf quite as much. So like an idiot, I put it in place and mashed as usual. When it came time to drain.......nothing. Nothing came out of the spigot. I had to transfer the whole mash to a separate container, remove the bag from the manifold, transfer it back to my MLT, then continue. The beer still turned out great, but I felt like a moron.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #1267
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OH, we've all done it.

Any brewer who hasn't put at least 2 gallons of liquid gold on the floor at some point isn't a real brewer.
Oh I have.. Just not all at once

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #1268
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I think after my wife's 29th birthday flipcup competition I spilled just about that much. And in the front yard.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #1269
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I think after my wife's 29th birthday flipcup competition I spilled just about that much. And in the front yard.
Pre or post consumption ale?

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #1270
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Flip Cup is a cheaters game.

 
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