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Groin-Grabbingly Exciting Tales of Homebrewing

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I moved into a new apartment recently, and had to brew a beer for a homebrew competition the day after my move lest I miss the deadline (I ordinarily wouldn’t have cared that much about the competition, but it’s run by friends of mine, and I won an award* last year).  On top of all that, I’d slept at a friend’s place the night of the move, so come Sunday afternoon the only things in my entire apartment that were set up were my brewing equipment and my kegerator.  We still had a couch standing on end in the living room, and my mattress was in a separate room from my bedframe, but at least I could brew and drink.

But I digress.  My hot liquor tank is just a Gatorade cooler with a moderately shitty ball valve, so to get the last half gallon of sparge water I need to pick up the cooler and tilt it forward.  I was talking to somebody as I did this, so I didn’t notice that the hose had somehow (for the first time in like seventy batches) slipped off the barb on the ball valve causing hot water to pour all over the place.

Anyhow, the moral of the story is: I burned my dick.

*Most Blatant Disregard for Contest Rules

Written by Baron Volcano

08/25/2010 at 9:43 pm

Posted in Homebrewing