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Old 11-07-2008, 06:00 PM   #11
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Nicely done!! You are making us all proud of you!

It's really a shame you didn't get pics. This is totally classic.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:17 PM   #12
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The OP is in Poland.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:23 PM   #13
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Actually, taking pictures is the first thing I would have done, for insurance/legal purposes.

I agree about the controller...you might be surprised. I'd rinse it with distilled water, and let it sit in a warm dry place until it was bone dry.

 
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:27 PM   #14
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if the main broke in the street you can and should file a claim against the town or the water authority homeowners does not cover flooding
Ours sure did during Katrina in the house in Metairie.

But, I have some extra insurance on all my music equipment. It covers flooding unless it's in a basement. lol
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:46 PM   #15
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Flood insurance is such a scam!! We had major flooding in the spring and flood insurance basically covers . . . . . nothing. FEMA came though with some cash though.

Sorry - had to vent.

Your story does have me thinking of putting little life vests on my carboys though.
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Wow that is cool you were able to save your brew. I'm curious now if a glass carboy with a 3 piece airlock would stand up to being under water (I'm also not sure if it would float or not with 1.5 gallons of headspace)
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #17
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Wow that is cool you were able to save your brew. I'm curious now if a glass carboy with a 3 piece airlock would stand up to being under water (I'm also not sure if it would float or not with 1.5 gallons of headspace)
I suppose you could probably plan for something like this by running vinyl tubing from the airlock output up to anchors in the ceiling. Then if it flooded, the carboys would probably stay on the bottom, but they could keep fermenting without any adverse affects (except, perhaps, temperature).

Of course, I don't think this happens regularly enough anywhere to plan for it...
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Ah but could you use this to your advantage if you lived near a large lake and you didn't want to run a refrigerator to lager... The bottom of those lakes are pretty cold.
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