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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2011, 11:02:45 AM »
Not drinking a whole lot of beer early in the process helps too.......

My SOP: first beer after yeast is pitched. Guarantees that the yeast IS pitched.  ;D

That too. No BUIs!
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2011, 06:59:59 PM »
Not drinking a whole lot of early in the process helps too.......

My SOP: first beer after yeast is pitched. Guarantees that the yeast IS pitched.  ;D

That too. No BUIs!

Seriously?!  I usually start with a Bloody Mary because it's usually too early for beer.  ::)
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2011, 01:22:23 AM »
Seriously?!  I usually start with a Bloody Mary because it's usually too early for beer.  ::)
Good idea, I might have to start my day with a bloody tomorrow.  Of course I'm not brewing, but that's not really the point, is it?
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2011, 08:31:38 AM »
Mead exam was that draining,eh?
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2011, 09:00:25 AM »
Make a tag to hang on each valve.

Close each valve and collect the tags.

Got 4 valves? Don't start until you have collected 4 tags.
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2011, 09:15:24 AM »
I should really do the tag thing because I'm forever leaving valves open when they shouldn't be.  But it's unnecessary because I'm sure I've learned my lesson now and I won't do it again...  ;)
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2011, 09:48:55 AM »
Instead of the tag thing you can number them..... start with one, 'till your done before you hit the switch. It will create a "flow" as we call it in the button and switches business..... ;D
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2011, 09:57:18 AM »
the first time i used my jet bottle washer i forgot to pull up on the lever before turning the water on, luckily i was wearing glasses, but that didnt help the nostrils one bit.
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2011, 10:53:34 AM »
One drawback to the tag thing is watching wort pour out of the mash tun with the tag still attached :D
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2011, 11:19:20 AM »
the first time i used my jet bottle washer i forgot to pull up on the lever before turning the water on, luckily i was wearing glasses, but that didnt help the nostrils one bit.

I have done that more than once, which is way worse!
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2011, 02:17:56 PM »
Mead exam was that draining,eh?
It was more the event that followed - from 12-5 at Redhook, with ~15 breweries and ~8 clubs pouring beers.  We announced the winners of last week's competition and gave out the yearly awards for the Washington Homebrewers Association.  It was an excellent time :)
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Re: I'm going to make a checklist...
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2011, 03:20:07 AM »
Turned on house water valve, turned on valve to pump, forgot to turn on outlet vavle. I had previously installed temperature-resistant vinyl tubing for pump hose lines. I looked away while turning all these valves on, and then when I looked back I though, my I don't remember putting a huge white beachball here. POOF. Water -everywhere-, one hose line ruined.

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