Had one explode in my hand trying the technique advocated on the HBT thread.
Flying glass shard whizzed right by my left cheek. Scared the s**t out of me and decided there and then that there had to be a safer way to do this.
All good beers have 4 things in common:
1. A good recipe closely followed
2. Good ingredients
3. Good sanitation
4. Excellent temperature control