- Dec 27, 2012
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- New Zealand
There's a joke there someplace... I think I'll skip it, this being a family friendly board and all...If you use a kerosene wick canning stove and heat your strike/sparge water with diesel... don't get your wick wet while pouring collected water into your HLT. Don't do that.
Obviously she wants you to surprise her with carpet in the kitchen and laundry.
Yowsers!When you are waiting for your new brew stand and are still using your flimsy, homemade table to support your HLT and you try to see if a spare piece of vinyl hose will fit over the output barb and the table collapses spilling 5 gallons of 168F water all over you & the garage.
Don't. Do. That.
I managed to catch the HLT before it hit the ground and somehow guided it softly away from me. Very little water actually got on me as I was smart enough not to try to put it back upright until most of the water was gone. Ultimately it just cost me an hour or so to pull and reheat my sparge water. I let my mash keep circulating and wound up with a two-hour mash. I'm guessing it's super fermentable wort because I had activity in the airlock within four hours.Yowsers!
How did the HLT fare with the toppling incident? Did it put a good dent in it?
Hope you didn't get hurt. 168F water will scald you, badly.
There is always dilution and re-pitch.
Done that!!Don’t get panic sweats and near cardiac arrest because your starter didn’t start and you’re scrounging for a spare pack of S-05, or some other type of yeast that won’t F-up a pale ale…until you check if the clamps are on the lid of the fermenter.
positive pressure in 10 minutes.
don’t do that.
Yeah, I did something similar. I noticed my wort chiller water lines touching the top of the kettle while sanitizing the WC during the last few minutes of the boil. Ran inside and grabbed my wife's favorite dish towel to stick between the kettle and hoses. Of course it slipped down too close to the flame and *poof* just like that it was gone.Don’t use your wife’s favorite set of towels to clean up after a brew day.
I have great difficulty determining which dish towels are the nice ones and which ones I can actually use to wipe up spills in the kitchen. I'm not even talking about using them in the brewery. I have my own stack of "retired" towels for that.Telling your wife it is insane to have a favorite towel. Don't do that.
Oh my, I sure hope you didn't just jinx yourself.On the other hand, I brew indoors, stove top. At the start of each brew day, I do a thorough cleaning of the stove top (glass, with gas burners), counter tops and sink. I guess this is my way of saying don’t screw up and make a mess of the kitchen. So far, it seems to work, as I have never had any spills to clean from the stove top. Generally, my brew days are relatively clean affairs.
So the “Don’t Do That” is don’t make a mess of the kitchen, as I am the one who has to clean it up.
I assume it wasn't infected and that the yeasties happily chowed down on the fermentables and gave you a nice alcoholic beverage?I once forgot to pitch yeast. On day 4, with more f*ck all happening, as I reached in to pick up the FV, I noticed a flask, full of yeast, hiding behind the FV. Don't do that.
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