Broke my first carboy ... and then things got even worse

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Well, it was probably bound to happen eventually, and today I broke my
first carboy while cleaning it; but I guess that's not bad for over 10
years brewing and probably a hundred plus batches.  I banged it against
another carboy, so I'm lucky I didn't break both of them.

Anyway, I was still sulking about that when I had a second mishap.  I
had poured half of my kettle through a strainer into a bucket to catch
the hops before transfer via funnel into a carboy.  I lifted the bucket,
noticed that the funnel was still in the sanitizing bucket, set the
bucket of wort on the side of the bathtub while I reached for the
funnel, and I'm sure you can guess what happened next.  Well, there went
half a batch down the drain, plus a little mess to clean up from some
that spashed out onto the floor.  But at least it fell into the bathtub
and not onto the floor.

Bill Velek

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Bad deal on the carboy. I know I've clanked a couple carboys together a
few times, but have been lucky so far.

You should have quickly put the plug in the bathtub. Then you could have
solved the age old argument of which is better for fermentation -
plastic, glass, or....porcelain. :)

Steve

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Steve Jones wrote:

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Ha!  Bathtub beer.  That's old, old, incredibly old school..

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Dan

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  +1 for the Futurama reference.


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Randal wrote:
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WOOOOOO!!!!!    wooOOoo ....  wooo.

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Dan

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On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:48:50 -0400, Dan Logcher

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In Sydney, Australia, a pub down the Rocks area brews 'boutique'
beers.  The pub is one of the oldest in Australia and dates back
to shanghai'ing sailors 1790's etc.

The pub is called the "First and Last" and brews using the original
or "open" brewing method. Everything into a large vat - i dunno
if it was porcelain <grin> or whatever.  I tried a couple of the beers
- tasted a bit rough to me.  Then went back to the standard tooheys or
4x.

Ian C
P.S. Old brewers saying
"There is no such thing as a bad beer.  It's just some are better than
others."
  

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Steve Jones wrote:

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You brew in plastic, drink from the glass and then, and only then, fill the
porcelain  :)
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Andy Davison
andy [at] oiyou [dot] ukfsn [dot] org

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$30445@ALLTEL.NET:

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So far.  But I think I'd keep a close eye on that second carboy
for hairline cracks.   If feel your pain.

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I have nightmares exactly like that.  I'm always in a panic as to how
I'm going to get the soap scum out of my beer.

Bart


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Cheerfully resisting change since 1959.

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That's what I was thinking too.

Mark R



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