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My three favorite disasters.
1)In my extract days I topped of my carboy of Irish stout with StarSan instead of distilled water.
2) I must have put my brew pot on a spot of sticky wort and then on a pot holder, which stuck to the bottom of the pot. I didn’t notice it before I put it on my stove. When I went to heat my strike water, flames started to shoot up the sides of the pot. I grabbed the flaming pot and ran out of the house and stuck it in a snow bank. My friend was hanging out with me to learn how to brew that day...
3) My wife and daughter were gone for the weekend and I figured I would have a relaxing brewday and I would keg an existing carboy of an awesome IPA I made for her. The IPA was one where I had to take multiple measuring samples because I would drink it before I actually checked the final gravity. Anyway, after a hot summer brew day, my friend called me to invite me to a BBQ so I decided to postpone kegging the IPA and jumped in the shower. While getting dressed, I remembered I forgot to put my freshly brewed carboy in my fermentation fridge to drop down to pitching temp. I carried the carboy down into my basement in my brew hauler. I was rushing and when I made the turn to put the carboy into my fridge, I slightly swung the brew hauler and tapped the “to be kegged carboy” with the one I was carrying. The to be kegged carboy shattered, flooding our basement with gallons of beer. I was fortunate enough that the one I was carrying did not break and I didn’t get cut. I could have been found bled out in my underwear in a puddle of my blood, my beer, and my tears that I shed because that IPA that I lost was so awesome.
Yeah we all should! The wife and I almost ended up there this afternoon, went to Moerlein instead. Have fun Frank!Thanks JT. I did renew for club, but have not been back to a meeting since I met you back in late 2015
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