BVC - Homebrewing disaster
OxladeMac at aol.com
Tue Dec 29 06:40:40 PST 1998
'Tis a sad day in Mooneschadowe, at the Oxlade MacKinnon brewery. Wilst I was
gone afar for the holidays of late, a terrible cold decended upon the land. A
yound and foolish man, I was unprepared for this terrible cold. Woe is me.
Four gyle vats sat full in storage on my back porch. When I returned night
last, four gyle vats sat shattered to greet me. In addition, a vat sat full
to soak bottles, transfer equipment, and hoses. It is still frozen - I know
not what that damage be.
Let this be a lesson to all other brewers. Perhaps storing carboys full of
sanatizing solution is not such a good idea.
The cheapest source of replacement carboys I've found is Fezzo Water Company
in Tulsa - $12.50 each, plus the time to go pick them up. Does anyone know a
One good note - I had three carboys full of brew in the garage just a week
earlier. I had moved them inside because the temperature was not high enough
to sustain Ale yeast fermentation. Thank god!
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