Originally Posted by Brewin_CRAZY
haha, this kinda happened to me. I wasnt paying attention one day and went to clean my faucets. I completely forgot that I had already hooked up the new keg, then the faucet came loose beer went everywhere.... I managed to get it back on within seconds but it scared the poo out of me.
I bet once the initial shock was over you and your wife had a pretty good laugh over the situation. Good call on just removing the quick disconnect, fast reactions man!!!
Yeah, I've done that, too.
The worst incident I ever had involved the BMBF, and a picnic tap and my stupidity. Let me say that I know that the original is called a "counterpressure bottle filler" which should have given me a clue.
I filled the bottle, holding the bottle in one hand and the tap and the other. I decided that it would be easier to take off the picnic tap, so it wouldn't drip. Lifting out the whole works would cause a drip. To my tiny brain, this seemed like a good idea at the time.
Until I did it. Then, as beer under high pressure sprayed out the racking tube as if it was Old Faithful, I remembered the concept "counter pressure". Aha! Counter pressure! Since I had the bottle in one hand, and the tap in the other, it didn't occur to me to drop the tap. So, I tried to stem the entire geyser from continuing to splash the ceiling and every piece of furniture inside the home office the only way I could think of- with my mouth. I almost drowned, and my entire room was covered with IPA.
High points to note for future reference:
A 12 ounce full bottle of beer under pressure through a racking cane can erupt with great force.
Twelve ounces of beer in a 10 X 10 room is alot.
If you think you can chug 12 ounces of beer geyser, you are wrong.