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Old 07-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Well, I can't think of a better way to justify my new keg setup than this. This was my 7th batch, a dogfish 60 minute partial mash clone. It spent 2 weeks in primary and 3 in the secondary. Its been bottled for at least two months now. I am pretty sure I picked up an infection somewhere along the way because they have always been over carbonated and gush when opened. I figured the chance of bombs was minimal after this much time though. I put this one in the fridge and it exploded literally 1 minute later, scared the crap out of me! I am extremely lucky because right before I put it in the fridge I was holding it up to a light to check clarity....whew. not sure what to do with the rest.


Edit: also lucky that somehow it didn't destroy the latitude 48 deconstruction bottles around it.



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Old 07-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Wooh, lucky it didn't end worse.

Do you have any gravity readings?



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Old 07-24-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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might be an infection or you used a little too much priming sugar. I would store them in some kind of large tuperware and proceed with caution..

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I would put on a pair of goggles and gloves, and open them all up and drink them today. But that's just me

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Old 07-24-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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Wooh, lucky it didn't end worse.

Do you have any gravity readings?
FG was 1.017.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #6
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FG was 1.017.
Yeah that might explain the gushers and the bomb

That's a bit high for a FG. What temperature did you mash at? What was the OG? How long did you let it sit before bottling? Also, was it a constant 1.017 over the course of a few days or did you only take one reading?
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Yeah that might explain the gushers and the bomb

That's a bit high for a FG. What temperature did you mash at? What was the OG? How long did you let it sit before bottling? Also, was it a constant 1.017 over the course of a few days or did you only take one reading?
I mashed at whatever the instructions said. I think it was between 150-155. OG was 1.063. Sat 6 weeks before bottling. I used wlp002 yeast. Only took one reading but after 6 weeks I figured it was done.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:00 PM   #8
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My guess is it just wasn't finished for some reason (73% attenuation).

Handle bottles gently, and place in fridge to cool down. It is safer to handle cold bottles; the beer absorbs more of the CO2, lowering the pressure in the bottle.

When cold, crack cap to release pressure, and re-cap. Take one bottle, and pour half of it into an hydrometer jar, let it go flat and check gravity.

If you don't want to move them, take a bucket and gloves, place each bottle in the bucket, hold the neck and crack open. The bucket will protect you if the glass should break, and also catch the beer as it gushes out.

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Old 07-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #9
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That would be a sight. Some dude hammered out of his mind passed out on the floor wearing goggles and gloves!
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Yeah man. Gloves and full face shield. Glass slivers suck.



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