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Old 06-19-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Okay, so my buddies died laughing at me when they watched this video I posted to youtube. I was documenting my third batch of homebrew and the dreaded boil over happened.

Hope this puts a smile on your face; it did theirs. Don't let this happen to you!!


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Old 06-21-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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HAHHAHAHAHAHA

Everything looked so shiny right up until it blew up! Hops will always do that, so if you are anywhere near boiling over, it is imperative to lower the heat significantly then add hops, then resume boiling slowly.

...and brew outside.

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:40 AM   #3
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Rookie move... Nice quality video though. What did you use to record that?

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:41 AM   #4
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Hah, I think I hear your Fermcap-S honking in the background.

Thanks for posting!
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:43 AM   #5
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Quote:
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HAHHAHAHAHAHA

Everything looked so shiny right up until it blew up! Hops will always do that, so if you are anywhere near boiling over, it is imperative to lower the heat significantly then add hops, then resume boiling slowly.

...and brew outside.
Fortunately, boil-overs are self-limiting. They put out the fire all by themselves.

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:47 AM   #6
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I think those are my exact words when that happened to me but mine was outside thank god! Wifey would have been pissed lol

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:48 AM   #7
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Boil overs know when you are not looking!. My last happened while I was posting on HBT.

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Old 06-21-2012, 03:59 AM   #8
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Dang! The wife must have been mad!

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:42 AM   #9
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The hop addition got me this weekend too, although your language was a lot cleaner than mine

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:47 AM   #10
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Yep I lol'd.

I think it's far more funny to those who have experienced the same thing...which is probably most of us. Or at least those of us who dare to be honest.

 
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