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Old 04-18-2012, 01:20 AM   #11
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As my 1st batch since in my primary about a week out from bottling, I can't help but wonder....

how long until I manage to cause myself some troubles....

and how do I attempt to prevent it ?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:35 AM   #12
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Second batch I did was a nut brown ale. Bottle two cases and put them in the warm dark pantry. A few days later I was awoken at two AM by a long THUD! Grabbed my bat and started sneaking through the house looking for whoever was there. Walked by the pantry and instantly my foot was wet. Turned on the light and there was an ever-widening circle of brown liquid several feet across. Open the pantry and there is beer on the wall, the food, the door, everywhere. looked in one case and half dozen bottles are just piles of glass. Got towels, and emptied the cabinet. Started soaking up beer and I hear "honey is everything alright". "Go back to sleep, everything this fine". Two hours later, after mopping, cleaning the wall, wiping off the food, and restocking the pantry, I go to bed. "Ooh, you smell like beer". From then on, bottles condition in the garage. Never happened again.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:41 AM   #13
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When I was a kid in Libya, one guy made good beer, but we always opened them in a towel as far away as possible. None ever burst, but several fountains hit the ceiling. My cousin decided to ferment some grape juice in High School but put the lid on the bottle to keep things clean. He hid it in the garage. BOOM!

 
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:42 AM   #14
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As my 1st batch since in my primary about a week out from bottling, I can't help but wonder....

how long until I manage to cause myself some troubles....

and how do I attempt to prevent it ?
Keg your beer!

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:45 AM   #15
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Keg your beer!
I suppose that's the sure fire way to avoid the issue while simultaneously lightening the bank account
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:55 AM   #16
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Keg your beer!
7 kegs going and I'm still bottling beer. Either from a keg that needs more aging or beer that I want to save for later. I usually only get bombs from cider for the record. No keg-bottled bombs.

 
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:33 AM   #17
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I just recently got a capper and glass bottles, maybe I should have stuck with PET bottles...
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:38 AM   #18
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We never went the bottling route. We kegged our first brew. We now have 27 and will likely stop at 36.

 
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I did get the Bowie Bottler and it works great for filling a bottle to give away.

 
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #20
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As my 1st batch since in my primary about a week out from bottling, I can't help but wonder....

how long until I manage to cause myself some troubles....

and how do I attempt to prevent it ?
Use good sanitation and the proper amount of priming sugar and you should be fine.
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