Good new/bad news scenario
  • jlwjlw
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    The good news is I won't have to worry about kegging my hefe. The bad news is all 5 gallons are in the bottom of the ferm chamber.

    I have no idea what happened. When I opened it up and saw I just walked away until I'm a little less pissed.

    I guess the other good news is it's contained inthe ferm chamber.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    :O
  • jlwjlw
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    :O



    That was my exact reaction. Took me a good minute to process.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Aaaahhhhhhh........





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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    jlw said:

    The good news is I won't have to worry about kegging my hefe. The bad news is all 5 gallons are in the bottom of the ferm chamber.

    I have no idea what happened. When I opened it up and saw I just walked away until I'm a little less pissed.

    I guess the other good news is it's contained inthe ferm chamber.



    quick, grab a straw! at least you can get a taste before you clean it up.
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    My last hefe drained itself out of the kegerator onto the garage floor. Both kegs.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • jlwjlw
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    Here's a pic
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    boooo!
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  • C_BC_B
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    WTF....
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    Actually the bottom of my keezer looks like that but it from condensation, like 3 months of condensation, mixing with the little bits of rust that are on the floor. the water is realy starting to stink, i need to clean it out.
  • C_BC_B
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    Actually the bottom of my keezer looks like that but it from condensation, like 3 months of condensation, mixing with the little bits of rust that are on the floor. the water is realy starting to stink, i need to clean it out.



    Meh. Drop a little bleach up in there. I'm sure it'll be fine.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Actually the bottom of my keezer looks like that but it from condensation, like 3 months of condensation, mixing with the little bits of rust that are on the floor. the water is realy starting to stink, i need to clean it out.



    shop vac.
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  • jlwjlw
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    Think I'm going to siphon the beer out and then wash down. Guess ill do that tomorrow.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    use the liquid as strike water. make an imperial hefe.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Wow, that's shitty there bud!

    I assume that's a bottling/ferm bucket with a spigot?

    Switch to better bottles and use a syphon to rack to your kegs, no spigot means no beer leaking out.

    That's what cats are for, opening taps and dumping beer that way.
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • ThymThym
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    no bueno. sorry to hear about the accident.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • scoobscoob
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    Found better bottles on amazon for 24 dollars, 8 shipping, not too bad compaired to my old LHBS pricing, I might get a couple more myself.
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • jlwjlw
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    All cleaned up. The valve sheared off. I can only guess that it happened when I put it in the freezer. What's weird, is I would think I would have noticed gushing beer coming out of the hole. Also, I know I checked it at least once during the first few days of fermentation to make sure everything was ok.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    All cleaned up. The valve sheared off. I can only guess that it happened when I put it in the freezer. What's weird, is I would think I would have noticed gushing beer coming out of the hole. Also, I know I checked it at least once during the first few days of fermentation to make sure everything was ok.



    Gremlins!
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
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    jlw said:

    All cleaned up. The valve sheared off. I can only guess that it happened when I put it in the freezer. What's weird, is I would think I would have noticed gushing beer coming out of the hole. Also, I know I checked it at least once during the first few days of fermentation to make sure everything was ok.



    Ouch .....
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    jlw said:

    All cleaned up. The valve sheared off. I can only guess that it happened when I put it in the freezer. What's weird, is I would think I would have noticed gushing beer coming out of the hole. Also, I know I checked it at least once during the first few days of fermentation to make sure everything was ok.



    have you done something to really piss off your wife lately? =((

    C_B
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  • ceanntceannt
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    She wouldn't do that .... she is really nice ....

    She would have been way more subtle ....
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    She wouldn't do that .... she is really nice ....

    She would have been way more subtle ....


    The Christmas story leg lamp breaking scene just ran through my head
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  • ceanntceannt
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    scoob said:

    ceannt said:

    She wouldn't do that .... she is really nice ....

    She would have been way more subtle ....


    The Christmas story leg lamp breaking scene just ran through my head


    Ha! See what I mean ... way more subtle ...
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