BOTTLE BOMBS

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Winger
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BOTTLE BOMBS

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I bottled a batch of APA on Dec 21 with 1 2/3 cup sugar in 10 gal. Today I found a mess in the bottom of a crate and a bottle blowing out past the swing top. One bottle had the bottom blown out. I opened the bottle that was leaking past the top and got a gusher. This is my first experience with bottle bombs. I've put the rest of the batch in a cold room, just above freezing, to try to cold crash. I tried a few other bottles and got the same result as the gusher but quickly put the cap back on before they blew out. Is there any hope I can salvage this batch? :facepalm:
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ruf1
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Post by ruf1 »

Sorry to hear of your bottle bombs winger,there is nothing you can do to correct this batch,safety is number one so i would wear eye protection when handling them,thick gloves too.

Use a carb calculater when bottling,and measure your sugar by weight not by volume.

Good luck on the next batch.

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pop 'em all open and have a huge bratwurst beer boil up?
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Winger
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I tried another bottle and got a very grassy/lemon flavor, not worth saving so I dumped 32 L. down the drain. :(
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Ouch, that sucks, sorry for your loss! Although I always measure priming sugar by weight, 1 and 2/3 cups doesn't seem like enough to make 32 litres of bottle bombs. Might want to go through your equipment and check for any possible casues of infection, kettle ball valves seem to be a pretty popular place for nasties to hang out if you have one....

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Goulaigan wrote:Ouch, that sucks, sorry for your loss! Although I always measure priming sugar by weight, 1 and 2/3 cups doesn't seem like enough to make 32 litres of bottle bombs. Might want to go through your equipment and check for any possible casues of infection, kettle ball valves seem to be a pretty popular place for nasties to hang out if you have one....
I agree, and the taste confirmed something was off. :stirpot:
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I found a possible infection in the tap of the fermentation bucket. Gave them a good cleaning and soaked in sanitizer for a few days. :S
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