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Old 10-18-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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How about this one for ya, I woke up all giddy at four am brew day because it has been months since I've brewed, (family and pregnancy. I will spare all the stuff that has held me back for making a batch)
I couldn't sleep and decided I will get up and make a starter! I boiled my water and transferred to the sanitized Erlenmeyer flask and put it on the stir plate and Viola!. After temp crashed to 80 degrees I though perfect time for the wlp 001 Cal ale yeast and fired up the stir plate and dropped in the sanitized stir bar and rock and roll I even hooked up pure oxygen and shot about 10-15 seconds to give my yeast a better chance and put a little yeast nutrient in there. Only to figure out three days later I had forgotten to put any dme in the 3 liters of starter wort! Ahhhhhh ohh well it fermenting fine I hope! Any one else pull off such a stunt? I feel like such a tool!

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Funny. Seriously that made me laugh out loud.

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Sounds like something I would do. I'm always giddy on brew day. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
Just chillin' balls...

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:41 AM   #4
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Proof that no good can come from being in the kitchen at 4 AM...


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