Brew day from hell!!!

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Re: Brew day from hell!!!

Post by orlando » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:51 am

robbarwell wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:37 pm
handle gave way and 25 litres of sticky beer onto kitchen floor just as wife arrived home from work...picture but no sound in relationship for a good few days
:lol: I'm stealing that one. =D>
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Re: Brew day from hell!!!

Post by BackO'Th'Shed » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:02 am

chefgage wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:24 pm
I wouldnt say a stuck sparge, but it certainly is slow.
I had this for my first 5/6 GF brews and then spotted a tip on another homebrew forum. If you pause the mash 15 minutes in and give it a good stir this makes the sparge run a lot faster.

Back on topic - I did a similar thing last weekend. Coupled up the CFC and had nice crystal clear, cool wort flowing into the FV in the garage so decided to go and give the grain basket a clean in the kitchen. Came back to find the tube out of the FV pouring wort all over the garage floor. Only lost about a litre, but lesson learned for next time...

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Re: Brew day from hell!!!

Post by lord.president » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:26 am

I’ve done that. Lost about 4 litres on the kitchen floor. Had to take out fridge and freezer and the valances to get it all up. She was out,so didn’t need to know.
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Re: Brew day from hell!!!

Post by Kev888 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:52 am

I think many of us have lost some wort over the years; messy and frustrating. But it can be worse, over the years I've seen a fair number of posts (usually from overseas) that start something like: "I was carrying the boiling hot kettle of wort when..." followed by a picture from the casualty department :(
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Re: Brew day from hell!!!

Post by TheSumOfAllBeers » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:27 pm

I wish I got a photo of one of my earlier brewdays when I brewed on the kitchen worktop.

Imagine seeing some idiot in cargo shorts and sandals standing on a wet kitchen worktop hoisting a wet bag out of a hot mash.

I could have been a meme

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Re: Brew day from hell!!!

Post by charlie » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:10 am

TheSumOfAllBeers wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:27 pm
I wish I got a photo of one of my earlier brewdays when I brewed on the kitchen worktop.

Imagine seeing some idiot in cargo shorts and sandals standing on a wet kitchen worktop hoisting a wet bag out of a hot mash.

I could have been a meme
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