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Old 04-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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So when you rack from one container to another and the container you are racking to has a spigot...

Make sure the spigot is in the off position.

M@@@@@ F#####!!!!

I can *NOT* believe I just did that. And you I have two empty fermenters indicating that I did...

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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Ouch man, sorry to hear that. I lost a little bit that way once, but luckily caught it pretty quickly.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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I hear ya, left a sigot open but caught it before i lost much.
Sorry for your loss.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Oh, bummer!!!

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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I once left the valve on my BK opened during the lauter.

Didn't loose too much, but I know how you feel.

Bet you won't do that again!

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Sad thing is... I bet I *will* !!!ARRGH!!!!!

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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Bottled: Nothing :(
Kegged: Nothing :(
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Empty
On Deck: Cider

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #8
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I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of yeasties cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. Thomas Jefferson

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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I did that with once but luckily it was sanitizer not beer. I always keep the spigot facing me now so I can see if it leaks

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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I did that once with an imperial red as I drained my first runnings into my boil kettle, ball valve wide open. Lost a solid gallon or two of first runnings. The imperial red became an improvised smallish IPA that sadly wasn't very good, but at least I had something to drink. Now I'm a ball valve nazi, and you will be too. Sorry for you loss, as well...
"Good people drink good beer." -HST

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