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  •  I saw a bumper sticker (5+ / 0-)

    several weeks ago. "If you don't talk to your cat about catnip, someone else will."
    Drinking an accidental IPA. Just when I was so pleased about having it all worked out with BeerSmith software, and had everything going smoothly, I realized too late that I had grabbed a much stronger bittering hop than the one I had intended for an amber ale. So I dry-hopped it later also. But I'm enjoying being responsible for my mistake.

    The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

    by Grainpaw on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:58:54 PM PDT

    •  hi Grainpaw (4+ / 0-)

      the best mistake story I've heard was the guy at the homebrew club who didn't notice that the previous customer at the store had set the digital scale to metric. So he had 7 kilos of malt instead of 7 lbs and finally figured it out when he calculated his efficiency as 130%. He had a "kolsch" with an OG around 1080.

      [since the manager of the store is also in the club and heard the story, he eventually paid the extra $10 or so he owed them].

      "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

      by esquimaux on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:10:11 PM PDT

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      •  Someone in the warehouse (2+ / 0-)
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        at my main wholesale supplier needs glasses or needs his caffeine taken away. On a pallet order two months ago, I got 5 extra cases of wine bottles instead of two 6-gallon carboys. Two weeks ago I got 16 one pound bags of DME instead of 16 three pound bags. Today I got 10 one pound bags of Cascade hops instead of 10 one ounce bags. That's some money I hadn't planned on spending, but I'd rather keep it than go through the hassle of sending it back. And, I did sell one right away.
        And then I sometimes have UPS Specials resulting from their clumsiness. Remember the Tom Hanks movie "Castaway"? If he'd worked for UPS, it would have been a situation comedy.

        The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

        by Grainpaw on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:26:28 PM PDT

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