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Old 12-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
Sep 2012
Chicago, IL
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I ordered these from austinhomebrew and they came basically in a screw top test tube. My understanding is you're supposed to shake them before use and I did, not too crazy, just enough to mix the obviously separated contents inside.

I did it twice now and each time it basically explodes when I open it.

I figure this can't be good for sanitization, plus it just seems wrong.

Am I missing something or doing something wrong?

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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You want to just barely crack the lid and vent pressure slowly so you don't get an eruption. With a little practice you'll get hang of it. A lot of beginners have the same issue.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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Totally normal.
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