Okay Goldies, Fess up

Everyone knows they are the ones who didn’t do it right and messed it up for the rest of us
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Clyde (Chip) Porter
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Okay Goldies, Fess up

Post by Clyde (Chip) Porter » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:54 pm

Okay Goldies, fess up - Who's the guilty culprit? It was on one of the first field days of a blue crew patrol in probably 1976 or 1977 that a poly bottle was found suspended from a cord in the bilge outboard the R11's. It had a brown liquid with the scent of apples and had some things floating around in it that looked as if they had been raisins. A couple of brave machinist mates had to taste the fluid to try and figure out what the purpose of the liquid might be. One poor ELT must have had a little too much of a taste because he started staggerin', talkin' kinda' loud, and acting kinda' funny.
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14 Day Wonder

Post by VMadison » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:21 pm

Chip, that happended to be some of the "14 Day Wonder" brew that was an un-told tradition of the ELT gang :twisted: . Not saying I had anything to do with it, but somehow, a lot of apple juice and raisins got passed aft during ships loading of stores just prior to patrol. The large waste storage jugs provided a great fermentation tank for the brew (as I was told) :oops: .
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14-days is kind of "green"

Post by BobbyC » Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:44 pm

14-day old pale brown liquid is refered to as "green", but if it makes it to 28-days what is it referred to? I remember the field day that Chip referred to. I volunteered to taste 2-cups of the strange liquid to identify what it might be. I am not sure what it was, but it did have an yeasty odor and a hint of spoiled apples flavor. It made me feel a bit light-headed. Shortly after my sampling, the XO had me report to Machenery 2 Lower Level to inventory the atmospheric contaminants locker that was located on the starbord side just outboard the SPM (Submarine Protrudable Mud-brake Note: ask Chip about the Cooper River incident) and just aft of the diesel. It was kind of hard to stay straight-faced and say "I don't smell anything, my sinuses are congested" after the XO asked me if I noticed a strange odor, like spoiled apples.

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Green

Post by VMadison » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:36 pm

I have also been told that one of the storage locations during the intial brewing period was outboard of the starboard MG set in machinery 2 lower level. I remember seeing a piece of tygon tubing that extended over behind the MG set. I wonder if that was a vent tube off the fermenting tank? Bobby, that may have contributed to the odor you were breathing on the XO.
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Odor in M2LL

Post by BobbyC » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:03 pm

I think the XO wanted me to inventory the locker because of his smelling something out of kilter when he was walking through the engineering spaces on field-day. He probably thought an atmosheric contaminant container was broken or open. Maybe I should have just said "That oder smells like 'Apple Jack' to me, but if you want, I will open the locker anyway! " (Think that would have been a good idea?) LOL

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Re: Okay Goldies, Fess up

Post by Clyde (Chip) Porter » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:08 pm

The lapel pin is already available if you click on the "Ship's Store" button at the top of the web page.

SSBN 627 Lapel Pin
$7.50 plus $1.00 shipping
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