Failures are a great way to learn. Usually people will not write down their failures but only their successes. If we continue like this we will all make the same mistakes until the end of time.
"Trying is the first step towards failure!"
Therefore I decided to describe the path of failures that I walked to get where I am today. I will also include stories from others because I did not make all the mistakes there are.
I am not sure whether I should write about my failures because they are actually important to me. I have forgotten about a lot of successes but the failures I remember vividly. And I can laugh about most of them. Especially the biggest ones. I remember the kitchen floor was flooded with boiling beer. My God. At the moment I felt awful about it but now I.... I..
I still hate that moment.
Anyway, I am sure that there are plenty of mistakes left for you to make.
Since I made more than a few failures I cannot write all of them at once so this story will be a living document.
And here is the first failure. Topping up!
This wine tastes like a tree.
Racking is NOT easy!
How NOT to make a White Stilton.
Yellow rubber ball Mozzarella. Not what it should be, but still a nice cheese!
Why isn't the milk coagulating?
It had to happen eventually. My "wine" is killing the yeast.
Oh God! How do I survive a Tsunami Fermentation?
Champagne yeast is not really suitable for making beer.
How on earth could I forget bottling sugar?
Want to kill your milk? Boil it!
A sad, sad, sight. A dead beer!
Wine needs to lie down.
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