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Title: That was painful
Post by: snowtiger87 on June 19, 2012, 07:37:04 PM
I new this batch of beer would be a little more technically challengeing because of how I wanted to do it - 10 gallon IPA with 7% flaked oats split into 2 vessles for the boil so I could hop each one differently. However, what I did not count on was the false bottom in my mash tun coming off at the bottom of 27 lbs of mashed grain !  >:(

I tried just going with it but it became clear that the little trickle of wort I could get going was going to take me all afternoon to sparge. So I decided to take all of the hot, wet, sticky mash out of my mash tun, put into by boil kettle, re-attach the disconnected false bottom, then put the mash back in the mashtun, re-circ, then sparge again.  :P

I just got done with that and now the sparge is going beautifully. That was awfully thirsty work though so now I am having beer.  ;D
Title: Re: That was painful
Post by: corkybstewart on June 19, 2012, 07:48:15 PM
I new this batch of beer would be a little more technically challengeing because of how I wanted to do it - 10 gallon IPA with 7% flaked oats split into 2 vessles for the boil so I could hop each one differently. However, what I did not count on was the false bottom in my mash tun coming off at the bottom of 27 lbs of mashed grain !  >:(

I tried just going with it but it became clear that the little trickle of wort I could get going was going to take me all afternoon to sparge. So I decided to take all of the hot, wet, sticky mash out of my mash tun, put into by boil kettle, re-attach the disconnected false bottom, then put the mash back in the mashtun, re-circ, then sparge again.  :P
I feel your pain.  Several times over the years I've had my pickup tube fall off in the bottom of the mash tun.  It's always fun, and it usually only add a couple of hours to the brewday.
I just got done with that and now the sparge is going beautifully. That was awfully thirsty work though so now I am having beer.  ;D
Title: Re: That was painful
Post by: jmcamerlengo on June 19, 2012, 08:14:15 PM
Weve all been there! And man does it suck!
Title: That was painful
Post by: ajk on June 19, 2012, 08:20:39 PM
Consider it your hot-side aeration experiment.
Title: Re: That was painful
Post by: euge on June 19, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
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Consider it your hot-side aeration experiment.

Not an issue in this case.

Anyway, I think this has happened to everyone at some point. ;D While it added a bit to the brewday it was more of a PITA than anything.
Title: Re: That was painful
Post by: redbeerman on June 20, 2012, 11:45:40 AM
Been there.   :P
Title: Re: That was painful
Post by: DrewG on June 20, 2012, 06:15:14 PM
I've done the "go in after it" method, and the "dump it in the kettle" method.

You made the right choice.
Title: Re: That was painful
Post by: Jimmy K on June 21, 2012, 01:50:27 PM
My sympathies. This happened to me a few weeks ago.