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JonM 04-17-2012 11:24 AM

First Bottle Bomb! Yeah, that was exciting.
 
So I made an experimental half-batch a while ago and it just wasn't very good. I wound up using most of it for cooking.

Problem was, I knew when I bottled it that I didn't mix the priming solution in at all. I took a little taste from the dregs of the bottling bucket and it was very, very sweet. That led to uneven carbonation.

I forgot about a bomber of that batch until last night when it went kablooey. That must have been one of the over-carbed ones. Fortunately it was in a closet and the glass was contained, but that was a hell of a boom. I was especially impressed with the practically powdered glass that was all over the wall. Lots of power in those things.

MalFet 04-17-2012 11:55 AM

Yeah, lots of power indeed...the inch long scar on my forearm agrees :drunk:

mattd2 04-17-2012 12:07 PM

To both of you... where are the pics!

MalFet 04-17-2012 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattd2 (Post 4001427)
To both of you... where are the pics!

Believe me...when it happened, I was in no mood to take pictures.

Jayhem 04-17-2012 12:59 PM

These posts make me want to wear my welding mask when I handle my bottles!

TyTanium 04-17-2012 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jayhem (Post 4001526)
These posts make me want to wear my welding mask when I handle my bottles!

Seen in the movies where they handle Nitroglycerin? Kinda like that.

Jon - glad you're ok. Have safety glasses?

Kealia 04-17-2012 10:16 PM

There are two types of brewers:

Those that have had bottles bombs.....and those that will.

wSelwyn 04-17-2012 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kealia
There are two types of brewers:

Those that have had bottles bombs.....and those that will.

+1 to that.

Still, broken glass is my #1 enemy in brewing. I'd rather have a spoiled batch before I go to the ER.

Luckily, my few bombs have taken place in boxes. I have yet to have one blow up in my hands. Only time will tell...

dfc 04-18-2012 12:26 AM

I've had one bottle bomb. Luckily it was contained in a box.

CadillacAndy 04-18-2012 12:31 AM

My bottle bomb decided to go off while I was trying to open it. Lots of glass shards to pick out of my hands. After my wife pulled them out and bandaged me up, I (carefully, with a towel over it) opened another one. It was perfectly carbed and help to dull the pain. :mug:


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