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Old 04-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default An entire batch down the drain... literally

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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Sad thing is... I bet I *will* !!!ARRGH!!!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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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.
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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...


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