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Old 01-09-2009, 04:21 AM   #11
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Wife went to answer her cell phone, hit my arm, her phone flew out of her hand, did a couple back flips and a perfect 10 into the open fermenter..........batch turned out great, but the phone died.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:21 AM   #12
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Wife went to answer her cell phone, hit my arm, her phone flew out of her hand, did a couple back flips and a perfect 10 into the open fermenter..........batch turned out great, but the phone died.
I have come close to losing my phone in the brewpot and the bottling bucket...wow!
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:23 AM   #13
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There's probably a "I lost my phone in my beer" thread around here somewhere...
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:24 AM   #14
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One of my first mini mashs I got everything ready but forgot 2 pounds of 2-row.

I felt that the only real problem would be the added hops to malt ratio and sure enough it was unbalanced towards hop.

Let it sit for a while as I know hops tend to diminish over time.

Drank on just tonight and it's just fine and I'll have no problems sharing it with friends.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:34 AM   #15
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Im not sure if i qualify as Revy's buddy but i have been doing this awhile and i have a regular monthly Fu*kup... My ex-girl used to call it my brewing PMS (partial monthly screwup)....Some of the more colorful ones.

july of 3 years ago: forgot to pinch yeast into a batch of apple cider made with real fresh cider. It started to ferment natrally and i remember i screwed up and went ok, i will break down, hit it with some cap tabs and everthing will be ok in a couple of days... Well i went to the LHBS which i didnt frequent much because it was alittle far away for me and i didnt want people thinking that 18 year old kid was making achohal... grabed a bottle of camp tabs and went home and pitched in the required ammount... Then a day later i added the yeast in... fermentation didnt start... didnt start... I read the bottle... they weret camp-tabs... the cap said camp tabs... the bottle said K-sorbate... whoops, i just sterilized my brew, oh sh*t... no biggy... K-sorbate breaks down at higher temps... I pasturized the juice on the stove top... it ended up cloudy but fermented out fine... moral ov the story, read the bottle, not the cap

Two years ago in may i was making a batch of mean and didnt sterilize the fermenter... at all... just chucked the meade in there right on top of the old nasty red star yeast cake... i had made a cider in it just before... Fermentaiton started but the meade turned a funny color and i realized what i did and actully it turned out just fine

Hell my first extract kit... A red ale... skortched a large ammount of the malt extract to the bottom of the pan... was alot darker then i thought it should be but tasted just fine


thats just three of them... note how i mentioned color in all of them... most colorful... get it... i know im an idiot, and im not funny... thats somthing my ex-girlfriend would tell you too... but the truth is that brews are as fragile as we might think... if i treated each brew like a baby i would never sleep... i mean im catholic but thats rediculess

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:35 AM   #16
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My first AG, a tripel, had drank to much homebrew. I don't remember anything past the boil starting. One of my best beers yet.

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My first AG, a tripel, had drank to much homebrew. I don't remember anything past the boil starting. One of my best beers yet.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:58 AM   #18
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Recently I accidentally over-diluted a mini-mash batch (i.e. undershot my OG), so the beer tasted thin and watery. I did some calculations and basically brewed another mini-beer that I added to the fermenter to compensate for the flaw. After the second fermentation and a bit of lagering, it's delicious now!

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:17 AM   #19
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forgot to add priming sugar to my last batch of Apfelwein.

Was about have way through bottling and my buddy says: "why is the sugar water still on the stove?" OOPS!!!

Oh well, I "wanted" that batch un-carbed anyway

and I just added the sugar water to a mead I started that day...

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:46 AM   #20
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I once had a collapsed braid on my mash tun, and therefore a VERY stuck sparge. I dumped the entire contents of the MLT, grains and water into my bottling bucket to fix my braid, then dumped it all back in the MLT. 3 times I did this, but it kept getting stuck. The last time I just stuck my arm in the mash (don't do that...it's hot), and ripped the braid out (make sure to throw the braid into the street and yell loud obscenities at this point). Then I had one of my buddies open the valve while I held a muslin bag over the kettle. Everything came out, grains and wort, into the bag and I strained the wort into the kettle. I also did the same thing for the sparge, and when the bag got full I would just dump the contents back into the MLT.

This was an IPA, and it turned out fantastic. No astringency, no hot side aeration, just hoppy and dry...go figure!
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