First bottle bomb...pic - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > First bottle bomb...pic

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
brew2enjoy
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Delaware
Posts: 945
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts



Well, I can't think of a better way to justify my new keg setup than this. This was my 7th batch, a dogfish 60 minute partial mash clone. It spent 2 weeks in primary and 3 in the secondary. Its been bottled for at least two months now. I am pretty sure I picked up an infection somewhere along the way because they have always been over carbonated and gush when opened. I figured the chance of bombs was minimal after this much time though. I put this one in the fridge and it exploded literally 1 minute later, scared the crap out of me! I am extremely lucky because right before I put it in the fridge I was holding it up to a light to check clarity....whew. not sure what to do with the rest.


Edit: also lucky that somehow it didn't destroy the latitude 48 deconstruction bottles around it.


__________________
DIY stuff...
- Bar
- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
regulark
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Posts: 19

Wooh, lucky it didn't end worse.

Do you have any gravity readings?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
superjunior
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
ohio
Posts: 1,252
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts


might be an infection or you used a little too much priming sugar. I would store them in some kind of large tuperware and proceed with caution..

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
Cosper123
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Antioch, CA
Posts: 168
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I would put on a pair of goggles and gloves, and open them all up and drink them today. But that's just me

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
brew2enjoy
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Delaware
Posts: 945
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by regulark
Wooh, lucky it didn't end worse.

Do you have any gravity readings?
FG was 1.017.
__________________
DIY stuff...
- Bar
- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #6
Reno_eNVy
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Reno, Nevada
Posts: 6,278
Liked 229 Times on 195 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by brew2enjoy View Post
FG was 1.017.
Yeah that might explain the gushers and the bomb

That's a bit high for a FG. What temperature did you mash at? What was the OG? How long did you let it sit before bottling? Also, was it a constant 1.017 over the course of a few days or did you only take one reading?
__________________
Primary: air and sadness =(

Kegged: air and sadness =(

Bottled: English Barleywine (brewed 9/26/09 -- bottled 5/5/10)


LET'S GO LA!
LA CAMPEONES!
PLAY FOR GLORY, THE GLORY LA!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #7
brew2enjoy
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Delaware
Posts: 945
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Reno_eNVy_446

Yeah that might explain the gushers and the bomb

That's a bit high for a FG. What temperature did you mash at? What was the OG? How long did you let it sit before bottling? Also, was it a constant 1.017 over the course of a few days or did you only take one reading?
I mashed at whatever the instructions said. I think it was between 150-155. OG was 1.063. Sat 6 weeks before bottling. I used wlp002 yeast. Only took one reading but after 6 weeks I figured it was done.
__________________
DIY stuff...
- Bar
- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 08:00 PM   #8
Calder
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Ohio
Posts: 7,577
Liked 620 Times on 543 Posts


My guess is it just wasn't finished for some reason (73% attenuation).

Handle bottles gently, and place in fridge to cool down. It is safer to handle cold bottles; the beer absorbs more of the CO2, lowering the pressure in the bottle.

When cold, crack cap to release pressure, and re-cap. Take one bottle, and pour half of it into an hydrometer jar, let it go flat and check gravity.

If you don't want to move them, take a bucket and gloves, place each bottle in the bucket, hold the neck and crack open. The bucket will protect you if the glass should break, and also catch the beer as it gushes out.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #9
dfc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
dfc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Chandler, AZ
Posts: 3,095
Liked 229 Times on 181 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosper123 View Post
I would put on a pair of goggles and gloves, and open them all up and drink them today. But that's just me
That would be a sight. Some dude hammered out of his mind passed out on the floor wearing goggles and gloves!
__________________
Kegged: Beer
Bottled: Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer.
Primary: Beer
Secondary: Beer

How to brew extract (with pictures!)

How to brew extract (Video)

Simple bottling process

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 11:55 PM   #10
bluemoose
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bluemoose's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
, Vermont
Posts: 3,089
Liked 246 Times on 185 Posts


Yeah man. Gloves and full face shield. Glass slivers suck.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump