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Old 12-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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My Oaked imperial whiskey stout was fermenting so vigorously that it blew the lid off of my bucket. I calmly sanitized the lid and airlock and replaced them, but managed to take a picture of the mess for all to enjoy. Here it is!

This is inside of my DIY fermentation chamber.


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Old 12-11-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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Nice work! And here I was picturing plastic shrapnel everywhere.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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Eh looks like some kind of horrible bathroom accident.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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Secondary function of fermentation chamber.
Blast chamber!
At least it helped contain the mess.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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Eh looks like some kind of horrible bathroom accident.
That is a bad mental picture lol.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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Later on while switching from an airlock to a blow off tube, my brilliant self took off the air lock without relieving the pressure first and had beer gunk spewed all over my face. Luckily I had already moved it to a bathtub just in case. Should have taken a picture of that too I admit...

Good times!
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #7
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I've seen some bar bathroom stalls that looked like that.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #8
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Eh looks like some kind of horrible bathroom accident.
Damn, Aces beat me to it!
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For they garner the succulent berries of the hop and mass and sift and bruise and brew them and they mix therewith sour juices and bring the must to the sacred fire and cease not night or day from their toil, those cunning brothers, lords of the vat. -James Joyce

On deck: Orange Cranberry Wit, Dusseldorf Altbier
Primary: Belgian Partigyle Tripel/Saison, 1/1
Secondary: none
Bottles: Northern Brown Ale, 1/10; English IPA, 12/31; Cider, 12/9; White House Honey Ale AG, 12/9;

 
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #9
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I had that happen once. My primary was in my clothes closet, and I noticed one night that foam was coming out of the airlock. It was late and I didn't think to move to a blow off tube and instead simply moved the bucket to the kitchen. Woke up the next morning to beer all over the kitchen, but that was better than all over my clothes. Definitely learned a lesson on that one!

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #10
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Wow, it blew the door and lid right off the chamber! Kyle

 
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