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Old 03-04-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Jan 2013
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I know everyone has a stroke of bad luck every now and again. I want to know what's the worst brewing accident you have done. Anything from broken hydrometers.. to bad yeast... or maybe whole batches being spilled
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Spilled a whole batch of hot wort all over myself, that sucked
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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i placed my propane burner too close to my freezer and melted part of the temperature control plate.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
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I was siphoning my cooled wort into a carboy. I stepped out for a minute and when I came back the tubing fell out. I lost half my wort

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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I was planning to do a party gyle one time and ran everything into the same pot. And when I first put together my keg system my liquid lines froze solid because they were run through the freezer. I pulled the liquid line off the shank and didn't disconnect the gas (IDK what I was thinking) but I came out the next morning and heard a dribbling in the kegerator. When I opened the door about half the keg ran out onto the floor of my garage.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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(First batch) I could not for the life of me get my siphon primed so I was forced to suck it through with my mouth :-( That batch is still in 2nd stage.. Hoping for the best.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by PeterPan View Post
I was siphoning my cooled wort into a carboy. I stepped out for a minute and when I came back the tubing fell out. I lost half my wort
I was tempted to start bringing my gear into the house last night, but I thought I better watch it. sure enough, it started to tip out of the kettle so I stood there and held it. The colder the tubes got, the weird they acted, it was about 25 degrees out.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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Dropped a carboy full (of water) into the laundry room sink, punctured the sink, and knocked out the hot water valve; hot water everywhere. Warped the wooden floors for a couple months.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #9
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Picked up a Carboy full of wort after just pitching the yeast, bottom of the carboy fell out, spilled perfectly good wort everywhere. Luckily I was outside, so I didn't make a huge mess, but licking up the wort so it didn't go to waste wasn't as easy.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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Dropped Carboy with water in it through the bottom of my washtub sink onto tile floor in my basement and it broke into about a million pieces that spread remarkably far across my basement (luckily I did not get cut or hurt - considering I did not have shoes on, I probably deserved to.)

Also placed a bucket awkwardly while draining finished wort into the bucket for fermentation. At about the 5 gallon mark, it fell over and I lost it all. Sticky Wort = no fun to clean up

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