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Old 11-09-2012, 12:55 AM   #31
Oct 2011
Fleetwood, Pa
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And here it is....... crappy situation

Screw it, Lets brew it

Primary 1- BM's Cream of three crops.
Primary 2- Paleface Scalper
Primary 3- Monks Reward (Kreuzberg)
Kegged - Honey Badger, Heady topper clone 1, Indian Paleface Scalper
Bottled- Skeptical Dog winter Lager, Hell's Belgian, Old Dutch Hiefer Hefe,Aphlewein, Chocolate Thunder porter, Jacked up lantern

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:10 AM   #32
Oct 2012
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Originally Posted by mmead
Home brewers who've shattered glass carboys full of thick rich stouts on a carpeted floor have obviously abandoned hope and with tales never told are no longer contributing to this forum.
It's called "16 years away from the hobby". Lol.
And I STILL won't use glass.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:14 AM   #33
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Virginia Beach, VA
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Originally Posted by terrapinj View Post
simcoe SMaSH?
I laughed

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:39 AM   #34
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I dumped a 30 gallon batch of infected brew over a year ago. I did however put 5 gallons in a bucket w/ an airlock on it... The airlock kept drying out so I put a plastic bag over it...

It has sat like that for a long time. I am pretty sure it is vinegar but one day, it will be fun to yank the top back and see WTF I created...
I'm not drunk, I'm from Wisconsin.
We have been out drinking your state since 1848!

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:52 AM   #35
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Jan 2012
Naples, Florida
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Originally Posted by nsrooen
Wife accidentally hit a tap open with a laundry basket as she was leaving the room and didn't notice. Got home to 5 gallons of freshly kegged cider all over the laundry room. I almost cried.
I think I would have cried

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #36
Dec 2010
lebanon, ohio
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I had a pound of hop pellets scattered on my living room floor.
While weighing them out things went awry.
The 'carpet fuzz ipa' turned out just fine.
I have been mostly fortunate, knock on wood,
Considering all the things that can go wrong.

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #37
Jun 2010
Charlotte NC, NC
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Originally Posted by malweth View Post
I (almost) never drink when brewing. If I do, it's one low ABV beer. I usually brew in the early a.m. (sometimes through lunch) -- which doesn't stop me from having one, but it doesn't push me to it.
I am usally sober when i heat the strike water. have a few while I mash, hammer a few more during the boil. Usally by the time im done chilling and carrying a 5.5 gallon pale of beer up 26 steps, Im completey gone
Fermenting: Traditional Mead, IIPA

Kegged: House Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, SWMBO Spiced ale, Phat Tyre clone, Apfelwein

Bottled: First batch Pilsner, RIS, Blackberry wine, Welsh wine, Rasberry Riesling, Lemon wine

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:12 AM   #38
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Wakefield, RI
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Here's a new one from tonight...
it's just a minor tragedy, perhaps.

I just built a new mill (corona) and got a 5 gallon water jug to use as a hopper. Tonight I'm milling 8 lb of grain and trying to adjust my crush for the first time. I think I got it down, but needed to recrush to get the ~2% uncrushed grains. I had the genius idea to dump my lower bucket into the, not entirely stable, 5 gallon water jug. Somehow this ended up with at least 6 lb of grain on the garage floor.

Luckily I had the foresight to clean the garage yesterday. I only lost 1/2 lb. I have not yet recrushed and may dough in with some few uncrushed grain. Hopefully the garage floor flavor won't come through.
[Carboy #1] "Oud Renard Rood" Flanders Red
[Carboy #2] Whitewood 12 Abt
[Carboy #3] Opus Mosaic Brown

[On Tap (Keg)]
(L) Shut De Do (Belgian Golden Strong / Tripel)
(on deck) Pineapple Wine
(on deck) Russian Imperial Stout (1 year aged)

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:22 AM   #39
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warner robins, ga
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You will be fine I've dropped grain all over and just swept it up ( yeah with a broom and dust pan) and everything has turned out ok

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:31 AM   #40
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Denver Co
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got a text message one night with a video attached from SWMBO

was the aftermath from my 18 1L bail top bottles that went kaboom!

was a 3 month old belgian golden strong ale
Just one more thing..........do you have any good beer here??... That Place Brewery

Primary #1 ESB AG
Primary #2 Empty
Primary #3 Empty
Secondary #1 Empty
Secondary #2 Empty
Secondary #3 Empty
Keg #1 Sky's Bier (rootbeer)
In Bottles : Need It Now Pale Ale, unnamed Russian Imperial stout, and Dragon Jewels black IPA

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