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Whisler85 10-14-2008 04:46 AM

My First Bottlebombs
Somehow, up until this point I have managed not to have any bottle bombs.

At around 8 o'clock, I heard the noise- then I saw the beer leaking all over the floor of my bedroom.

Later, moving a case full of bottle grenades, the bottle fell out and 8 of them exploded at once, sending glass flying well over 20 feet (no joke)

Now that I have that experience behind me, I can say I'm a better man for it- cleaning it all up was hell

BigKahuna 10-14-2008 04:53 AM

Let's move toward making these your LAST bottle Bombs!

KingBrianI 10-14-2008 12:37 PM

sounds exciting! video?

bull 10-16-2008 01:04 AM

yup ,ya need to try and hit that final gravity mark they dont put them in da recipes for nuttin,bull

Cpt_Kirks 10-16-2008 01:07 AM

At least my batch of "grenades" was in the lagering fridge. It was a mess, but contained and in the garage.

scinerd3000 10-16-2008 01:13 AM

did you figure out why? were they just not done fermenting or did you add too much sugar?

Beerbeque 10-16-2008 03:35 AM

Wow! what a mess that must have been! I've never had a bottle bomb yet but just in case, I put my newly bottled batches in a big rubbermaid tub and leave them for two weeks before taking them out to make room for the next batch. I figure that if they haven't popped in 2 weeks, they are probably safe. So far so good.

Whisler85 10-17-2008 06:07 PM

Wrong idea! These bottlebombs were bottled a month ago or so, if not more. But i think that because it was poor attenuation, not overpriming, that caused the bombs, it took longer for the yeast to ferment the beer than just priming sugar

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