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Old 09-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
Feb 2012
New York, Ny
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I live in NYC and have limited space I was unable to brew over the summer due to a lack of an air conditioning where my fermentaters are. I was super excited about making a Pumpkin Ale. I'm not sure if it was my excitement or the number of brews I drank but things didn't go the way they were meant to.There was a bunch of smaller mishaps such as putting the spices in at the wrong time, forgetting to save some of the pumpkin for the boil and I almost forgot to put the yeast in the primary. Anyway, my wort chiller decided to spring a leak around the hose connector, water spewed all over my floor. I'm slipping and sliding around trying to fix it. My girlfriend heard the commotion and comes into the kitchen.
Me: "Baby can you run to the store and get me a sh** ton of ice".
Her: "How much is a sh** ton?"
Me: " Enough to cool the wort to reduce the risk of infection and oxidation"
Her: "What wort? like on your toe?"
Me: "As much as you can carry, GO!"

I ended up not needing the ice by fixing the problem on the chiller shortly after she left.

I'm convince that this beer is going to be awesome!
Primary 1: Belgium Tripel
Primary 2: None
Secondary: None
Bottled:EggNog Stout, Dead Ringer IPA
Next: Smoked Cherry Ale, Jalapeno Session

Drinking: Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale , Ommegang Abbey Ale

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
Oct 2010
Stowe, Pa, Pennsylvannia
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Funny, I had a pumpkin brew try to do me in.
Bill from Pa

On Deck: Irish Stout,
Primary: Pumpkin Ale
Secondary: Empty
Completed: Red, Wit and Blue, Irish Stout, Red Ale, German Style Amber Lager, All Grain Brews: Irish Red Ale, American Stout, Honey Weizen

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