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Old 07-24-2009, 09:57 AM   #11
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You should be fine, as others here have pointed out. Go make yourself a nice Oktoberfest.

Now, in the unlikely event you do get an exploding bottle, try moving your beers to a cooler spot to slow down fermentation -- or chill them enough to stop fermentation entirely. Then start drinking.

 
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:50 PM   #12
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Ive brewed 12-15 batches and I just had my first exploding bottle last night. I made the Saison de Garde recipe from the All About Beer that came out a couple months ago. I think I bottled a little prematurely; it was in the primary fermenter for 17 days. From what I've been reading, it could have probably used some additional time in a secondary fermentation.

I also used a cup of priming sugar for the 5 gal batch, so my carbonation will be on the upper end, but that is desirable for this style of beer from what I understand.

Hopefully I won't have any more bombs since i have another 10 days before I will sample one.

 
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:34 AM   #13
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Ive brewed 12-15 batches and I just had my first exploding bottle last night. I made the Saison de Garde recipe from the All About Beer that came out a couple months ago. I think I bottled a little prematurely; it was in the primary fermenter for 17 days. From what I've been reading, it could have probably used some additional time in a secondary fermentation.

I also used a cup of priming sugar for the 5 gal batch, so my carbonation will be on the upper end, but that is desirable for this style of beer from what I understand.

Hopefully I won't have any more bombs since i have another 10 days before I will sample one.
Be careful with the Saison yeasts...I brewed an IPA with one (about two months ago) thought I'd taken precautions (very little corn sugar) and just had an exploding bottle tonight. The saison yeasts seem to be extremely hungry.

 
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:02 AM   #14
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I had two bottles explode in my closet. I had moved the day before and I think they got shaken up a bit. Woke up in the morning and they had blown glass out of the closet into the hallway. There was glass EVERYWHERE (including sticking out of walls). It was actually rather disturbing.

 
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:08 PM   #15
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I had two bottles explode in my closet. I had moved the day before and I think they got shaken up a bit. Woke up in the morning and they had blown glass out of the closet into the hallway. There was glass EVERYWHERE (including sticking out of walls). It was actually rather disturbing.
That's exactly what happened to me the first time, and yes, seeing the brown ale splattered across the wall, and discovering glass shards everywhere was disturbing and sort of terrifying. I'm confused this time (my Ipa exploded last night) because I didn't move it around a whole lot and fermentation as far as I could tell was done.

EFaden, what yeast were you using for your exploding bottles? Also, were they old, I"m not sure how old my bottles are at this point, or how often they've been used.

 
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #16
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That's exactly what happened to me the first time, and yes, seeing the brown ale splattered across the wall, and discovering glass shards everywhere was disturbing and sort of terrifying. I'm confused this time (my Ipa exploded last night) because I didn't move it around a whole lot and fermentation as far as I could tell was done.

EFaden, what yeast were you using for your exploding bottles? Also, were they old, I"m not sure how old my bottles are at this point, or how often they've been used.
It was a long time ago, and I'm not even sure which beer it was at this point.

 
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