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Old 01-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default What'dya know... Turns out bottle bombs arn't a myth...

Had 8 bottles of cider explode in my fridge last night. Biggest mess I've ever seen. Glass EVERYWHERE. These were bottles that were cold-crashed a couple months back and put in the fridge. Well, now that the fridge has reached 20C with the resent IPA fermentation, I guess the yeast woke up and went to town on the remaining sugar. Result: BIG mess, no cider left.

Oh well, already got more apple concentrate. Next time I'll make it a low-enough gravity so I can let it ferment out.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Pics would have been great!

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Old 01-30-2012, 03:21 AM   #3
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would have been, unfortunately I didn't have time to take any... But I can post pics of my sparkling clean fermentation fridge now!
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The one time a remote web camera would be cool in the fermentation chamber....

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I just had a Nut Brown implode in my bottle conditioning closet. First one I've had in over 20 or so batches. It's been in the closet conditioning for 4 or 5 weeks. Tastes great and I'm hoping it was just a rogue bottle bomb and the rest will be ok. Time will tell I guess.

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