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Old 04-06-2010, 02:43 AM   #1
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Just had one of my bottles blow up right behind my head. Scared the sh*t outta me and the dog. Glass everywhere. Seems a little dangerous.

Definitely from bottling too early. Are the rest of my bottles in danger of doing the same? Is there anything I can do, like refrigerating or should I just play it safe and dump them?


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Old 04-06-2010, 02:45 AM   #2
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Yes! Get some safety glasses and some heavy gloves and put them in a huge rubbermade container. Good luck and be careful, bottle bombs are no joke.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:46 AM   #3
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Yes the rest of your bottles are in danger of doing the same.

Unless you used a lager yeast, or maybe an extremely cold tolerant ale yeast (scottish) then the fridge will work.
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Probably just gonna dispose of them quickly.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:03 AM   #5
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look for bottles with bulging caps. those ones are the closest to popping. stick them in the fridge. the yeast will go to sleep and stop exploding your bottles.
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I just dumped 'em. One that had been in the fridge for about a week turned to foam when I opened it. Figured the rest wouldn't fare too well. Chalk it up to a lesson learned.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:19 AM   #7
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I just dumped 'em. One that had been in the fridge for about a week turned to foam when I opened it. Figured the rest wouldn't fare too well. Chalk it up to a lesson learned.
what!?


Guys, what is rule number one of homebrewing!?
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It may have been a bottle infection, which would mean that it might only affect the one bottle.

but you don't wanna risk it. Get those puppies chilled down. It'll stop (or at least slow) fermentation if that's what's going on, plus it'll allow the CO2 to absorb into solution and reduce the pressure some.

What was your FG?

edit: Damn... too late. Another senseless death of homebrew. *sigh*
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what!?


Guys, what is rule number one of homebrewing!?
Drink crappy beer for no good reason.
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what!?


Guys, what is rule number one of homebrewing!?
The bottle blew up two feet from my head. I didn't feel like taking anymore chances tonight. I have no problem dumping beer, I know how to make more.


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