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Old 06-10-2011, 12:17 AM   #21
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Exploding kegs are rare, but not a myth... A few folks have been killed by them through the years. Yeast produce a LOT of gas during fermentation. I think it is conceivable that an un-vented keg fermenter could explode.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:27 AM   #22
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homebrewing costs less than buying commercial beer.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #23
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Exploding kegs are rare, but not a myth... A few folks have been killed by them through the years. Yeast produce a LOT of gas during fermentation. I think it is conceivable that an un-vented keg fermenter could explode.
If you claim that's true it becomes a myth when enough people agree. I for one don't think it could happen.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #24
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What about the exploding keg story that's a DIY sticky something about a keggle that didn't have the 4 pressure relief holes in the top rim and the heat from the propane burner caused it to exploded ( I'm pretty sure that's how the story went ) right after I read that I looked at my keggle to see if I could try this out for science

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #25
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If you claim that's true it becomes a myth when enough people agree. I for one don't think it could happen.
Kegs have exploded in the past, with fatal results in at least two cases that I've read about. The question is whether yeast can produce enough gas to do it. You say yeast can't, I say they can. Both opinions have the same weight, and myth forming potential, without scientific evidence to back either view.

I for one will not risk one of my kegs (or my life) testing the "myth."
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #26
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A Red Hook brewery worker was killed today by an exploding keg.

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:03 PM   #27
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Oh that is awful. And scary.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #28
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I'm all for any Mythbusters episode in which Byron has to drink. She is a cute drunk.

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #29
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If you claim that's true it becomes a myth when enough people agree. I for one don't think it could happen.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/fran...cident-305590/

And bottle bombs are real, too, unless the scar in my arm is psychosomatic.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:46 PM   #30
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Bottlebombs are true, I've seen that happen
Keg blows are true
There is a negative effect of leaving beer on the yeast too long in the fermenter with bigger sized breweries. Just doesn't apply to homebrewing as much.
Secondary issues would be too subjective...
Most of that show is half crap even when they prove something true or false because they leave out too many variables. Neat, but getting information from it is like keeping your hands clean picking up the clean end of a turd.

A Color busting beer one would be ok and neat.

Myth: Light colored beers are lighter and more drinkable, and darker beers are heavier and less drinkable.
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