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Old 11-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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Just opened a bottle of oatmeal stout I brewed several months ago and the beer instantly transformed into foam and exploded all over the countertop. I've been brewing for years, and that was a first. What causes that?
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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Infection or over carbing. Does it taste like it should??? Is it chilled? You could put one one the fridge and chill it down low for a couple days and then open one to see if it foams up.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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I also had one do that a week ago. It was the last of a 5 gallon batch that I had bottled back in early september. It had to be something wrong in that bottle as all the rest of them were good.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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I also had one do that a week ago. It was the last of a 5 gallon batch that I had bottled back in early september. It had to be something wrong in that bottle as all the rest of them were good.
Odd question but was the bottle a twist off?

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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I had one batch do that early on. Fridge them for a week & that'should fix it,barring an infection. Sometimes the co2 in the head space creats nucleation points that make it foam up. In that case,the week fridge time worked for me.
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