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Old 05-14-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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ok, so I've had this cranberry wine batch that has been in a stuck fermentation for over 6 weeks. I was trying out some new yeast that I picked up and I was having no luck. So I finally gave up and whipped out the trusty red star Premiere Cuvee Wine Yeast packet and poured a quarter of a pack in.

THE THING EXPLODED.

Not after one second the yeast touched the surface of the cranberry and the whole container exploded in a frenzy of bubbles. It was like I opened the cap on a shooken bottle of soda, foam was pouring out of the air lock and I had to get a tube the hard ware store.

I've never seen anything like it. Has anybody had this happened before?

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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Never had anything like that happen, though I have had great results with premier cuvee

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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I'm guessing it released the CO2 out of suspension. Kind of like adding mentos into a diet coke bottle.

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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Never had anything like that happen, though I have had great results with premier cuvee

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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Never had anything like that happen, though I have had great results with premier cuvee

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:38 PM   #6
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wtf is going on?

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Dude, I have no idea!!! Crazy Sh!t!

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I agree with the CO2 in suspension deal. You just created a ton of nucleation points and all that gas came out. No gravity change, yet.

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Dissolved CO2 is what I meant. I'd go back and edit my previous post but it won't let me. Bizarre...

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Old 05-14-2009, 10:05 PM   #10
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Yep, a few people have had the same result adding granulated sugar to beer in primary without dissolving it in some water first. Beer fountain!

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