New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Exploding bottles.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2005, 10:33 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 30
Default Exploding bottles.

So we talked to this "brewer" at a local shop, and he had all these concerns about exploding bottles and was basically saying that using glass would be very dangerous especially when putting sugar into each bottle. My question is, how often do bottles explode, and what concerns/precautions should we take.

TimmyMcOwnsYou is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2005, 10:52 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,957
Liked 80 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 1


Putting sugar in bottles is really stupud, but a lot people do it.

If you check the progress of your brews then you should never get an exploding bottle.

If you are bottling a while batch of brew you should really boil some water and corn sugar for 5 mins and add to your bottling bucket.

If you ever get exploding bottles then they are OVER-CARBONATED. You need to place the remaining bottles in a cold area, like the fridge. The cold renders the carbonation process dormant.

I had several bottles explode on me, but they were all root beer.

I have never had a beer grenade. Funny thing is, I have beers that are over 1 year old and have NEVER been in the fridge.

HB Bill

Last edited by homebrewer_99; 11-26-2005 at 10:54 PM.
homebrewer_99 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2005, 12:30 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
david_42's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,650
Liked 130 Times on 124 Posts


Exploding bottles are rare. I don't know anyone (who admits) to having exploding bottles. Generally caused by bottling too early with too much priming sugar. One reason to add the priming sugar to the beer and then bottle, is better control over the total amount.

Sounds like someone has been watching too many Three Stooges reruns.


Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2005, 02:22 AM   #4
2nd Street Brewery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2nd Street Brewery's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Castleton NY
Posts: 1,205
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I have a friend who had bottle bombs the first batch he made. He primed each bottle with sugar instead of adding to bottling bucket. They started popping in the trunk of his car while he was taking them to a party. We are trying to convince his wife to let him try again.


It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, then to speak and remove all doubt.

2nd Street Brewery is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2005, 08:15 AM   #5
mr vitamin beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Prestons
Posts: 8

ive never had one explode, but maybe you are putting too much sugar in, or it hasnt finished brewing yet?
just a thought

mr vitamin beer is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exploding Bottles! Torchiest Bottling/Kegging 28 11-05-2010 01:33 AM
exploding bottles GalenSevinne Bottling/Kegging 15 10-26-2010 04:13 PM
Exploding bottles meatman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 12-17-2007 03:56 AM
Exploding bottles TxBrew Bottling/Kegging 40 12-24-2005 11:14 PM
Exploding bottles? BootYtRappeR Bottling/Kegging 5 09-29-2005 04:49 PM