- Sep 12, 2006
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These are good. Keep them coming.
Done that, but made the additional mistake of going up to the kitchen to wash some equipment. Only salvaged about two gallons.i am curious to see how far this thread actually goes with honest reporting of embarrassing moments. Given the almost universal online "Instagram" world we seem to live in, where one only shows their best (cough... cough... ) side.
Mistakes? -- Harrumph... Mistakes do not happen (especially if you want to build your channel -- and today that is what most people do, so by corollary, mistakes do not happen. To error is human, but to be human is interlerable to the ever present "like" algorithm.)
For example, I would never admit to that time I left the spigot open on a barrel when racking wine, so that wine started spilling on the floor. Oh, no. That was a planned event. The floor clearly needed a wine wash.... ehem....
They break into a million very small fine shards, don’t they.When I first started winemaking I was washing my equipment after getting my very first kit started. Carefully washed the hydrometer, rinsed it off and gave it a good shake to get the last few drops of water off. End of hydrometer!!!! Since then, I have bought three more as backups. Of course, with a drawer full of them, I have never broken another one.
I had a similar disaster. Not a hydrometer, but a custom hand blown crystal wine glass a very good friend gave me as a birthday gift. And you are right.... one does not make that mistake twice. But for me, once was very heartbreaking. Was sad about that for years. I think I am still sad about it.Carefully washed the hydrometer, rinsed it off and gave it a good shake to get the last few drops of water off. End of hydrometer!!!!