Stupid is as Stupid does…
Ok homebrewers, I know you have all done something completely and utterly stupid at least once begging the question “What am I friggin’ idiot!?!?!” I had my turn at it a couple days ago. So, as any good homebrewer should I was cleaning my taps and tap lines….
My process is to take apart the taps, let them soak in a bit of BLC (Beverage Line Cleaner), wipe them with a cloth and then let them air dry. Pretty easy and simple, but makes a huge difference in the flavor of the beer. I was also doing it because I had to bottle up a growler of Homebrew for a local Homebrewing contest. So with clean taps, clean lines, and a keg that barely has enough homebrew to meet the contest requirements, I hooked up the CO2 line to the corney of Belgian IPA, attached the clean ball lock connector to the tap line and then to the corney. As soon as I did that I heard beer spraying against my wall! “Oh shit” I screamed, I forgot to put the tap handle in the closed position. “Oh FUCK!!!!!!” I forgot to hook up the tap completely, beer was just spraying out the front of the fridge. After quickly disconnecting the tap line, screaming a tirade of obscenities for about 5 minutes, I spent the next 10 minutes cleaning up the 30 or 40 ounces of beer the sprayed across my office, on the floor, on the boxes of beer, everywhere it seemed.
Now that I’ve shared my idiocies with you, do you have a story to share with us?