1 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:58 AM

2 FV's in the fermeezer.
One clearly not finished - big krausen - one with no krausen.
Dry hop time, 20g mosaic into the one with the krausen, even though I checked gravity and it clearly was not finished. Derr.
That one was due to have Nelson and Amarillo.

2 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:42 PM

Surely I am not the only one?

A few weeks ago had a mash going in the esky. Went to the laundry to bottle a brew and hear water running in the kitchen. Hmm, sounds like rain. Go and have a look and the floor is covered in warm sticky sugar.
Lost a couple of litres and put the bung back in the esky.

3 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:48 PM

Ben 10:

Surely I am not the only one?


Looks like you are, Ben! (Well the only one who admits it… )

4 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:47 PM

Well. I will admit to this boo boo.

A few weeks ago I was moving a FV full (23L)of yet un yeasted wort to the preferred fermenting spot. I tripped and spilt the whole lot on to the floor. This can happen when one thinks they are still young and agile, and have enjoyed one too many celebratory ales on brew day.

There goes the Hefeweizen . So I bought a six pack of Four Pines Hefeweizen from the local liquor mega warehouse. Not the same, though.

5 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:14 PM

My mistake was not starting home brewing earlier.


I'm still a newbie at this and have only done a couple of brews. But give me time.


Jay

6 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:35 PM

JohnE9:

There goes the Hefeweizen ..


Hey! That's what I am talkiing about.

7 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:40 PM

Bottled a cascade APA on Saturday morning, and immediately put down an IPA with amarillo and citra. I checked it on Monday morning and found that i forgot to plug the fridge back into the ST1000. I had been cold crashing the APA!!! Beer doesn't ferment at 1.5 C apparently

All good now and things were cracking along by Wednesday.

Good thread benny boy

8 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:56 PM

I used an airlock on my first two brews

Other than that there have been no major stuff ups. I filled an FV with too much top up water once and diluted the beer. That's a bit boring though.

9 Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:18 PM

Nick - not bad… Hairy - not impressed at all.

10 Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 10:03 AM

I got home once and realised I didn't have any beer in the fridge - I won't make that mistake again

11 Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:03 AM

No one else?

12 Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:34 PM

Modesty forbids me, & it would be rather unfair of me to occupy ALL of the allocated space for this thread by listing them all, & preventing anyone else from being able to post.

Hehe!

Seriously, not that many brewing ones, but more than my share of forum-based ones!

Cheers,

Anthony.

13 Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:08 AM

Ben, I can honestly say that I'd put this little exercise right out of my head, until I interrogated my memory cells and remembered a HUGE disaster - all done in the attempt to save a few bob.

It was probably about 10 years back, and I was regularly putting down K & K's in Autumn and Spring (didn't have temp control then). Also didn't have time to do anything more exciting or elaborate. My staple brew was a Cooper's can and a kilo of BE - cost around $17 or so, bought from BigW.

Then one day I saw they were running a massive special on another brand of kit, but I really cannot remember the brand on it. Anyway, they were dirt cheap - like around $6 for the goop, some dextrose, bottle caps, sodium met, and a few other things too. So I filled a trolley with them!

Looking back, the brews I produced from them were almost undrinkable. But I persisted - after all, I'd got a bargain, and to discard the remaining kits would be to lose out big time.

I now realise that the reason BigW was flogging off the stuff was because, apart from the probable dubious nature of the ingredients to start with, it was all hopelessly out-of-date, and S T A L E !!! Heaven knows why it even fermented, as the yeast sachets, for all I know, were stuffed to start with.

So the enduring lesson, as has been stated once or twice, is to use fresh quality ingredients. And while my motive early on was to make cheap beer, now it is most certainly to produce good beer.

Like the old saying goes: “The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.”

14 Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 12:15 PM

I haven't had many problems but one that I tend to be doing more recently (read as I get older) is wandering off into a daydream half way through filling a bottle .

I'm suddenly brought back to earth when I feel my feet getting wet .

15 Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:07 PM

Well my sanitising fail is biting shortly. 2 drinkable bottles left, the rest are not ready.
Ginger beer it may well be shortly.


Or congnac.

16 Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:20 PM

I wasn't paying attention & mixed up level marks thus filling to 24 litres on my now bottled mocked up Canadian blonde. Only new so plenty more to come ( hopefully not)

17 Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:39 PM

CRISP:

I wasn't paying attention & mixed up level marks thus filling to 24 litres on my now bottled mocked up Canadian blonde. Only new so plenty more to come ( hopefully not)


That fail resulted in 3 extra stubbies

18 Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:44 PM

Nick:

CRISP:

I wasn't paying attention & mixed up level marks thus filling to 24 litres on my now bottled mocked up Canadian blonde. Only new so plenty more to come ( hopefully not)


That fail resulted in 3 extra stubbies


I like that way of thinking nick

19 Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:15 PM

5 days ago i poured 5 cartons of Canadian blonde onto the grass because i had gusher's. Now being very diligent on sanitation.

20 Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:17 PM

Sad to hear but lessons hey.

I had a post here a while ago about my superhuman never get infection lazy arse sanitising regime… only to bun two brews, both fugucked.