It was an early start. Got the mash going by 9am and giving the grains a good stir. I was determined to have a great brew day. Then, as I stirred in the grain I felt something at the bottom of the basket. Straight away I knew it was the silicone seal which I had gone to great lengths to ensure was snug and in place before I started (or so I thought). Weighing up my options, 'sod it' I thought. Worst that can happen is I'll get a cloudy wort, so I let it go and everything seemed surprisingly clear by the end of the mash. Sparge time! I lifted the basket and began adding my sparge water. About 2 litres in and holy chuffing lord on a bike! One huge crash and a kitchen decorated in sugary wort and porridge as the bottom of the basket dropped into the 19L of hot liquid. I think I saved it in the end by throwing everything into a bucket and then refitting the seal but those things are pretty tricky. It's such a good system yet those two bloody seals seem to have been a Friday afternoon rush job. Anyone got any tips for keeping them in place? Or similar stories of incompetence to make me feel better?