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#1 ER Pemberton

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

... I was about 15 to 20 seconds into my chill this afternoon when the tubing on the cold side of my chiller burst right next to the stainless port... about a half-inch gash in the tubing with water spraying directly upwards hitting the ceiling of the garage and then raining down on me.  I quickly turned off the water, cut the tubing, secured it in place and resumed my chill.  When I started chilling again I noticed some schputz on my thermometer dial.  I looked up and my mountain bike was above me and the water shooting up had landed on the bike dripping dirt and crushed limestone downwards.  I have no idea if any dirt got into the kettle but I quickly chilled and continued on.  The primary is bubbling away and hopefully all is good.  Whew.  



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:56 AM

you better make some sort of offering to the beer gods just to be safe.


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#3 Steve Urquell

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 04:42 AM

I did something similar a few weeks ago dropping a spring clamp into fermented beer during my transfer. Makes you wonder how much it actually takes to infect a beer.
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:26 AM

It happened once before where the clamp on the IC came loose and hose water sprayed into the wort.  I was so concerned that I put the kettle back on the propane burner and brought it back to a boil and THEN chilled.  On that one it was very close to the end of the chill so the wort was down around 80° and vulnerable.  Here the wort was still close to boiling so my guess is that all is fine but damn did that catch me off guard.  The pressure was really high and the water was a super-fine mist blasting straight up.  I took a jolt but I'm okay.  :D  Cheers.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:38 PM

I did something similar a few weeks ago dropping a spring clamp into fermented beer during my transfer. Makes you wonder how much it actually takes to infect a beer.

 I had a yellow jacket land in my cooling wort one time.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:29 AM

Got swarmed by a bunch of gnats/small flies two batches ago. Well into chilling, turn around and they are everywhere. Stuck to my arm sweat and the kettle. Had to bring the kettle inside to transfer to fermentors. Fished a couple out of the kettle, seemed to have avoided infection. Not repitching that yeast.


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