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Old 01-20-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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What is the worst thing or mistake that has happen to you while brewing?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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I had a 10 gallon lager batch in 2 corny kegs in my temperature controlled chest freezer. I was doing something in there and for whatever reason took out the temperature probe and forgot to put it back in making the freezer run 100% of the time. Froze both kegs solid before I found out. That beer sucked and I was looking forward to the batch.

 
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:53 AM   #3
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Dropping a big ass binder clamp into my kettle just before it hit a boil, it got wedged under my element and I couldn't get it out. Sooo frustrating....

 
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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Not a big deal, but a friend and I simultaneously opened 2 bottles of a very over-carbonated saison, subsequently spraying the entire contents all over the kitchen. Wife was pissed.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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LOL! Why didn't you just pour some of that wort out? I would have poured it in the dog bowl, he seemed to like it
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #7
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I broke a floating thermometer in the brew kettle. The little steel weights sunk to the bottom. I went ahead and fermented and bottled as planned, but the beer had a rusty flavor to it
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:07 AM   #8
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I had a crimp in my wort chiller hose today. The hot water caused the vinyl to stretch and explode like an overfilled water balloon while I was watching.

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:25 AM   #9
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i cold crashed on my porch and the temp dropped during the day and i came home to a completely fozen solid carboy.

Called it "Snowballing IPA"
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:37 AM   #10
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one time we had a kit that had extra LME in it. It was first beer we brewed and they claimed there was irish moss in there as well. So long story short, I confused the extra LME with priming sugar and the priming sugar with Irish Moss and then not too much later, boom, bottle bombs. We saved a few bottles and put them in a growler (that my brother released the pressure on every day. Anyway it came out really carbonated. Like worse than Champagne.

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