4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

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4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by toofless one » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:32 pm

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Friday night/saturday morning, wife was moving a fermentation bucket i had that took 3 weeks to finish (cold climate). As she was moving this bucket, she lost her grip and the entire contents were released upon the kitchen floor. :evil:

uh-oh. my 2 cents: always be careful with your fermentation vessels. even if they ferment out to completion, you can still lose half your yield in a non-fermentation related accident.

ps. no wives were harmed in the making of this catastrophie. :P
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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by Braz » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:12 pm

Ouch!

Who had to clean it up?

Probably lucky it had fermented out else it would have been all sugary-sticky and really hard to clean up.

I've had visions of tripping on the back steps while trying to carry 5 gal. of wash out to the refrigerator in the still room (garage).

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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by LWTCS » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:36 pm

Read this post title on the Blackberry. Thought you lost 45 gallons for a minute there.

Now that would have been a heart braker.
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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by toofless one » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Braz wrote:Ouch!

Who had to clean it up?
not me. 8)
LWTCS wrote:Read this post title on the Blackberry. Thought you lost 45 gallons for a minute there.

Now that would have been a heart braker.
two things: i now have motivation to get a blackberry.

2. if it was 45 gallons, you would be reading about it in the newspaper, "tragedy strikes" somewhere in the headline! :lol:
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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by ScottishBoy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:41 pm

Im guessing you had to clean it up because "You made it. If you hadnt left it here, I wouldnt have had to move it!"
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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by Whitedog » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:44 am

ScottishBoy wrote:Im guessing you had to clean it up because "You made it. If you hadnt left it here, I wouldnt have had to move it!"
That sounds like the way the conversation (more accuratly, argument) would have started in my house! :D

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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by mrhooch » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:09 am

I bet it smelled real purdy though...

I still cook my batches on the stove, I can leave it overnight cause I have to pitch the yeast, but it had better be cleaned in the morning! (If I want any peace and quiet).

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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by rubber duck » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:48 am

I feel for you tooth. I lost about 30 gallons recently. Luckily my indecent was outside.
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Re: 4.5 gallons of wash gone in the blink of an eye

Post by toofless one » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:17 pm

rubber duck wrote:I feel for you tooth. I lost about 30 gallons recently. Luckily my indecent was outside.
30 makes my paltry 4.5 seem like a drop in the bucket (yuk yuk yuk). Sorry for your loss.

Just so everyone is clear: I DID NOT have to clean it up. sure, it wouldnt have happened if i wasnt fermenting anything at all, but she moved it and knew i was a hobbyist of sorts when we got married
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