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Old 07-05-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
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I’ve just opened a month old bottle of beer and when I popped the cap it made a BANG , akin to the noise a champagne cork makes but louder.
Once I’d regained my composure, checked for snipers and realised I really needed this beer now I noticed the beer wasn’t overflowing out of the top like you’d expect after such an explosion.
Now I’ve opened a few beers in my time and haven’t experienced this phenomenon before. Is it that unusual?
I’m now plucking up the courage to open another. Perhaps the more I drink the fear will diminish?

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Old 07-05-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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was it a big bottle? i've had my litre bottles make that huge bang when i open them after they've sat for a month. what was the temp of the bottle? it tasted alright no?

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Old 07-05-2005, 03:44 PM   #3
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It was a 500ml bottle and it had been stored in the garage where the temp. is about 15 degree's C.
It is from a Belgian kit by Brewferm and tasted delish.
Sorry for using European measurments but I am one.(Tony Blair says so)

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lol @tony blair!

the big ones always seem to go bang for me too, i think it's just cause they have more volume under pressure than a smaller bottle.

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Old 07-05-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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I get that all the time...I use flippies.
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I'll be prepared for the next one!

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Old 07-05-2005, 04:28 PM   #7
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Whats a flippie? a crown cap?
The first time I came across screw top beer bottles was in the States.
Took some working out after a few "normal Ones". But it entertained the locals.

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No. "Flippies" are the wire and ceramic (plastic lately) caps with the rubber gaskets that are used all over Europe, like Grolsch bottles.

I have cases of German flippies and Grolsch bottles that I've collected/transported from Europe over the years.

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"Flippies" Aahhh now it makes sense.

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Hi Roger,

What Belgian kit?
I bottled 15 litres (European measures again !!) of the Ambriorix red beer last night into the big 750 ml Hoegaarden bottles.

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