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Stupid Mistake With Stc 1000

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Rob S

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Walked past the lagering fridge set at 1*c on my STC and noticed that is was reading 13*c. First thought was oh bugger, fridge is stuffed.

Opened it to have a look and saw this.....

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Turns out I stacked my beer in the fridge & forgot to put the temperature probe back in the fridge.

Everything frozen, all but a couple smashed or the top popped.

A whole batch of green Bavarian Ale. My coffee stout that I hadn't touched since I made it in January. My Hobgoblin clone that's just starting to get awesome. And don't forget my two hop rhizomes I just got.

Fuuuuuuuuu........... :angry:

Oh well lesson learnt, hopefully...
 

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Ouch! Sorry for your loss. :(

Looks like you have made beer-slushy.
 

Rob S

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Must admit, me & the nephew took more than one finger scoops of the stout. Would be good for summer.
 

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And don't forget my two hop rhizomes I just got.
The hops are probably fine. Plant them - they'll probably sprout. The soil here freezes to a depth of about 60cm in winter and so do the hops yet mine keep coming back every spring.
 

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Why didn't the fridge's thermostat regulate them temp when it got low, and switch the unit off? If I turned my kitchen fridge to the lowest setting I woudn't expect freezing.
 

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I disconnect the fridge thermostat when I hook in a stc1000. I had a brew freeze while ccing a few months back when the probe was outside the fridge. I could still drink mine though.
 

Rob S

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I got a free fridge off a mate. Told me the freezer worked but the fridge didn't. It was one of those combos where the freezer feeds the fridge cold air through a gap controlled by a thermostat that opens the hole manually as the thermostat heats up. I just cut out the floor of the freezer making it one big freezer & it works great as a lagering fridge......unless you forget something.

I'm hoping that the green ones had a chance to carb up before they froze. I assume the yeast is dead.

As for the hop rhizomes it was only 24 hours so I'm pretty sure after reading a bit on here that they'll be fine.
 

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