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Patrick C.
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Username: Patrickc

Post Number: 908
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 99.170.160.145
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 05:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

1. Close the valve on the brewpot before you start the mash runoff.

2. Close the valve on the brewpot before you start the mash runoff.

3. Close the valve on the brewpot before you start the mash runoff.




I only lost a few ounces this time, but it could have been much worse.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2211
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've left the valve open on the mash tun when adding strike water not once, not twice, but THREE times. You'd think that the sensation of hot water in my shoe would cause me to remember not to do this.
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1534
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 193.90.161.96
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've done this, but I've lost more wort during vorlauf because my vorlauf jug filled up and I wasn't paying attention...

At least I didn't have to clean up that time, since it sat in my sink.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1723
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 74.177.55.156
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone who's ever brewed has done it . . at least once. If they say otherwise, THEY'RE A LIAR!
 

Robert
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Username: Okierat

Post Number: 255
Registered: 05-2003
Posted From: 138.32.32.166
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very true, also NEVER and I mean NEVER touch the bottom of your HLT while the flame is on it. That thing gets HOT!!!!!!!!!!
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 958
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 01:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sanitization


Sanitization


Sanitization
 

Patrick C.
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Username: Patrickc

Post Number: 910
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 99.170.160.145
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Agreed, Scott. What is the best way to sanitize my garage floor and shop vac so I can save the wort when I do this again? :-)
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 959
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Patrick...

My only advice about open valves is that you should not put them at crotch level...

That is another story though...
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 676
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 03:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've got a valve at crotch level--after I have a few, I open her up!
 

sean
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Username: Ender796

Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2008
Posted From: 65.185.59.39
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 06:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Never put a keg that just came off of the burner onto a rug. Makes a nice precise circle and a very pissed off wife!
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 1014
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.155.102.121
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL Kevin.
 

Catt22
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Username: Catt22

Post Number: 260
Registered: 12-2000
Posted From: 216.14.78.130
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A much better effect can be had by leaving the valve open on the fermentation bucket while filling it with the more valuable finished wort.

This exercise is covered in chapter one of Homebrewing 101
 

Tony Legge
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Username: Boo_boo

Post Number: 463
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 174.116.59.12
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 10:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Never put a keg that just came off of the burner onto a rug. Makes a nice precise circle and a very pissed off wife!

Got the tee shirt for this one also.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3737
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 66.32.176.197
Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 01:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I did the open valve on the kettle for the first time last weekend. Luckily I was right there and lost very little. A friend brewed wrong valve stout once. It turned out great but of course could never be duplicated.

I also have a nice round weld in a scrap piece of carpet that lives near the brew rig.