Wine explosion! - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Wine explosion!

Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
Jan 2012
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 2,258
Liked 230 Times on 210 Posts

This has not happened to me for a long time so I thought I would share. I am making a 3 gallon batch of my simple Welch's wine and today has been a couple days since I pitched yeast. Fermentation was rolling strong but there was no real foam and such on top. I figured it was calmed down enough that I could top up the carboy with the liter I siphoned off before pitching yeast. I was wrong! An hour later something happened and there was wine all over the counter and an airlock flown across the room. Hope my wife does not mind the smell I can not seem to get rid of now.
A painting says a thousand words. But a painting while on good mead just looks funny!

Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 11:48 PM   #2
Apr 2013
Spring, TX
Posts: 333
Liked 33 Times on 30 Posts

This is why i'm glad that I am, generally, fairly lazy with topping up with more fermantable sugars. lol.

Good luck with the wife... We all know how that goes..

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just about had and explosion jhart94949 Fermentation & Yeast 0 12-10-2013 03:10 AM
had an explosion maltbarleyhops Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 27 12-18-2009 06:37 PM
My First EXPLOSION !!! BrewProject Extract Brewing 37 12-17-2009 06:54 PM
My first explosion... Lovestojam Cider Forum 3 08-26-2009 01:45 AM
Barley Wine Bottle Explosion Korben General Techniques 10 12-26-2008 04:45 AM

Forum Jump