Stupid is as Stupid does…

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9 Responses

  1. Big Tex says:

    Damn. This past Christmas, we were hosting friends for dinner on Christmas day. I was waiting to showcase my smoked porter to my guests. The night before, I just happened to check my CO2 tank. Empty. It was empty. I was pissed, and just downright depressed about it. Couldn’t get a refill either. My beer was flat. Didn’t serve it… did some poking around and one of my MFL fittings wasn’t screwed in tightly. Slow leak.

    • Simply Beer says:

      I’ve lost a tank of co2 to a bad factory clamb on a hose. So, I bought a backup tank and replaced all the factory fittings on both my kegorator and jocky box! Hopefully that will not happen to me when I really want to showcase a beer.

  2. Kevin M says:

    So, I was getting out of my car last year in the alley behind the store… I had a bottle of Westvleteren 12 in my hand. My coat snagged on the seatbelt… i dropped the bottle on the asphalt. Yes, I did end up “tasting” some of it…

  3. nate says:

    Oh man, that would be aggravating. It is such a bad feeling to see wasted beer. Happened to me this past thursday. I open fermented the IronBrewer recipe…I did a 11 gallon batch to split with a buddy. I lost a gallon and a half to evaporation (the bummer of open fermentation) so I didn’t have any brew to spare. As I was trying to maneuver the heavy keg I felt something wet on my feet. I had accidentally kicked open the stainless valve. I lost about half a gallon. Next time I’ll lock the valve.

  4. Simply Beer says:

    @Kevin, you are a true beer geek, sopping up westy12 off the ground!

    @nate, That is a heavy bucket! Besides losing beer, gotta watch your back. I like those locking ball values. My HLT and Mash don’t have the locking ball values but my kettle does which is really nice.

  5. Well just yesterday I spent about an hour trying to clean out a gummed-up picnic tap (soaking in PBW, forcing hot water down into the tap) only to realize that the entire assembly screws apart for easy cleaning. Had it clean in about five seconds.

  6. Don says:

    Wow tough deal. Did you end up with enough left to enter the contest? Or did it put an end to those plans too?

  7. tom h says:

    I’ve had a kegerator for a number of years now… the mis-steps have been many 🙂 I’ve tapped a number of kegs when I’ve forgotten to shut off the newly cleaned and re-attatched faucet

    perhaps the worst happened this spring when my CO2 tank tipped over, breaking the regulator’s gauges (and therefore the seal). Couldn’t find a commercial supply house in town with a C02 regulator (I did manage to find some welding gas regulators), so needless to say it was a long wait for the mailorder part – from Rapids Wholesale, who I recommend.

    I once twisted the keg coupler too far, resulting in an Old Faithful-like gusher to the ceiling… that was also pretty salty (a, getting rightfully laughed at – and b, worrying I’d contaminated the keg w/ oxygen)

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