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Erick
post Sep 14 2008, 03:23 PM
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My friends, it grieves me to tell you that there has been a tremendous tragedy at the brewhouse. I was in the process of taking the carboy to my kitchen to rack the Amber Ale to the secondary fermentor, then it happened. I placed the metal tension handle on the neck of the carboy, checked it for security, and made my way to the kitchen. In one tenth of a second, the handle slipped off, dropping the carboy to the cold, hard, unforgiving concrete floor of the garage. I witnessed 5 gallons of sweet, sweet beer flood from my garage. Hours of preparation, and hours of brewing, not to mention the money, literally made it's way down the sidewalk drain. Luckily, the Pumpkin ale is safe in the fermentation refrigerator. I wish it's twin was there with him. I am going to go cry now.

This reminds me of the scene in A Christmas Story, the movie about a boy and the Red Rider BB gun. That scene were the dogs get in to the turkey:
"The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE! "


Talk about pouring one out for the homies. I just gave props to every departed brewer in the history of civilization.
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Erick   Tragedy at the Brewhouse   Sep 14 2008, 03:23 PM
Crox22   Oh Amber Ale, we hardly knew you! Everybody p...   Sep 14 2008, 03:45 PM
blktre   As I feel real bad for what happened to your beer,...   Sep 14 2008, 03:45 PM
MicCullen   Sorry for your loss brother brewer. Milk Crates ...   Sep 14 2008, 03:48 PM
Mike H   Those carboy handles should never be used to carry...   Sep 14 2008, 04:40 PM
zymological   QUOTE(MicCullen @ Sep 14 2008, 04:48 PM) ...   Sep 14 2008, 05:24 PM
Sampler   I feel your pain and I'm, sorry for your loss.   Sep 14 2008, 04:47 PM
ChefLamont   I am sorry for your loss. I am very happy that yo...   Sep 14 2008, 05:03 PM
kenlenard   I have raised a glass of ale in the Amber's ho...   Sep 14 2008, 05:16 PM
Slainte   Were you not supporting the carboy with your other...   Sep 14 2008, 05:55 PM
TimMcTigue   I've always arranged my brewing environment so...   Sep 14 2008, 06:17 PM
DoDaMan   I'm sorry for your loss but havent any of you ...   Sep 14 2008, 06:42 PM
Chauvan   Welcome to the club. QUOTE(DoDaMan @ Sep 14 ...   Sep 15 2008, 04:29 AM
awall   QUOTE(DoDaMan @ Sep 14 2008, 07:42 PM) I...   Sep 16 2008, 11:32 AM
JKoravos   this is exactly why I'm getting rid of all my ...   Sep 14 2008, 06:55 PM
Bytor   I have walked in your shoes and it sucks! No ...   Sep 14 2008, 07:39 PM
Dave in Indiana   knocks on wood   Sep 14 2008, 07:44 PM
Piantini   Note to Self: "Never buy or use glass carboy,...   Sep 17 2008, 03:04 PM
jasonB   i think about this every time i'm moving a ful...   Sep 14 2008, 07:45 PM
Erick   Thanks all. I always carry it with two hands but ...   Sep 14 2008, 09:14 PM
sc5mu93   Dude that sucks. I know some tailgaters who notic...   Sep 14 2008, 09:25 PM
Erick   QUOTE(sc5mu93 @ Sep 14 2008, 09:25 PM) Du...   Sep 14 2008, 10:21 PM
stangbat   Sorry to hear about the loss of the beer but I...   Sep 14 2008, 10:23 PM
korndog   I'm going BB all the way, except for SS conica...   Sep 14 2008, 10:23 PM
rebelcruiser   Sorry to hear of your loss brother! it was ex...   Sep 14 2008, 11:22 PM
RecklessDeck   Sorry man. Stillwater is in dire need of good bee...   Sep 15 2008, 12:29 AM
TheProfessor   ...maybe we should all pitch in and each send him ...   Sep 15 2008, 02:24 AM
Thorhale   QUOTE(TheProfessor @ Sep 15 2008, 12:24 A...   Sep 15 2008, 03:49 AM
lustreking   QUOTE(Thorhale @ Sep 15 2008, 04:49 AM) w...   Sep 15 2008, 04:40 AM
azu   QUOTE(lustreking @ Sep 15 2008, 05:40 AM)...   Sep 15 2008, 11:01 AM
azu   This week I am finally going to replace the 6.5 ga...   Sep 15 2008, 10:59 AM
tag   Sorry for your loss. Another reason i love fermen...   Sep 15 2008, 11:20 AM
Erick   QUOTE(tag @ Sep 15 2008, 11:20 AM) Sorry ...   Sep 15 2008, 02:04 PM
Monster Mash   QUOTE(Erick @ Sep 15 2008, 02:04 PM) That...   Sep 15 2008, 02:09 PM
zymot   Buckets and Cornies for me. I have a couple 5 gall...   Sep 15 2008, 11:29 AM
pods8   QUOTE(zymot @ Sep 15 2008, 12:29 PM) When...   Sep 15 2008, 02:41 PM
Fletch   QUOTE(pods8 @ Sep 15 2008, 12:41 PM) +1. ...   Sep 15 2008, 03:00 PM
azu   QUOTE(pods8 @ Sep 15 2008, 03:41 PM) +1. ...   Sep 15 2008, 06:08 PM
Fletch   Well, I didn't mention it in my previous post,...   Sep 15 2008, 07:12 PM
kysmith   I had this happen to me one time. Only difference...   Sep 15 2008, 04:17 PM
kenlenard   I think I mentioned this once before... I had a ca...   Sep 15 2008, 08:04 PM
blktre   I saw a buddy of mine carrying a 1/2 full 15g carb...   Sep 15 2008, 10:44 PM
MicCullen   QUOTE(blktre @ Sep 15 2008, 08:44 PM) I s...   Sep 15 2008, 10:51 PM
VolFan   The wife picked me up a light duty two wheeler. It...   Sep 15 2008, 10:52 PM
urzasbrewtech   I had lost my 1st AG batch to my kitchen floor whe...   Sep 15 2008, 11:05 PM
RommelMagic   QUOTE(pods8 @ Sep 15 2008, 03:41 PM) +1. ...   Sep 16 2008, 08:27 AM
Fletch   QUOTE(RommelMagic @ Sep 16 2008, 06:27 AM...   Sep 16 2008, 02:52 PM
RommelMagic   QUOTE(Fletch @ Sep 16 2008, 03:52 PM) The...   Sep 16 2008, 04:48 PM
rebelcruiser   QUOTE(Fletch @ Sep 16 2008, 02:52 PM) The...   Sep 17 2008, 12:48 AM
Fletch   QUOTE(rebelcruiser @ Sep 16 2008, 10:48 P...   Mar 9 2014, 03:07 PM
BISCUITSandGRAVY   QUOTE(Fletch @ Sep 16 2008, 03:52 PM) The...   Sep 17 2008, 02:48 PM
Brett   I think I heard the crash and subsequent weeping i...   Sep 16 2008, 10:05 AM
deerslyr   QUOTE(Erick @ Sep 14 2008, 03:23 PM) My f...   Sep 16 2008, 03:33 PM
wofat   When I dropped a full 6 gallon (full of oxyclean.....   Sep 16 2008, 08:11 PM
stout_fan   lost beer trumps lost body parts. You are lucky ma...   Sep 17 2008, 07:26 AM
dresselbrew   I can feel your pain. I put my conical in my wine ...   Sep 17 2008, 11:31 AM
Swagman   Been using handles and milk crates for years and h...   Sep 17 2008, 03:18 PM


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