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Lincoln2

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Pale ale racked mid-August.
Relocated from cupboard to unpowered fridge (i.e. insulated cupboard) on Sunday.
38 degree day, some minor agitation.
Almost complete vertical lift-off. Plastic casing at in ceiling is quite strong/rigid.
If we can harvest this power and up the scale; we're going to the moon.

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Fark ! That's impressive. Do you think the other bottles in the batch are likely to go, or is that an isolated matter? You can often tell by the caps bulging in the centre.
 

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Pale ale racked mid-August.
Relocated from cupboard to unpowered fridge (i.e. insulated cupboard) on Sunday.
38 degree day, some minor agitation.
Almost complete vertical lift-off. Plastic casing at in ceiling is quite strong/rigid.
If we can harvest this power and up the scale; we're going to the moon.
That's the last bottle of the batch, very mysterious.
 

Lincoln2

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I may also need a hard hat. Later that night a mate popped a bottle of a 3 month old lager and the cap shot into the air, ricocheted off the roof and pinged him on the scone. It may be time to use a measuring device other than just my eyes.
 

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Far Out!

Must've been a flaw in that bottle. The missus knocked a lightly carbed bottle of cider off the top of the fridge the other day, a height of about a metre and a half. It landed corner first onto a concrete floor. The bottle didn't break, but the cider got agitated enough to pop the crown seal off. Coopers bottles are supposed to be as strong as hell!
 

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That would have to be one of the funniest things I've seen on here for a while
On one hand it's funny because it's not my fridge, I've borrowed it from a mate.
On the other hand it's tragic. 750ml of fine pale ale, liberally hopped with Nelson Sauvin, perfect for summer quaffing, lying in a puddle at the bottom of the fridge.
 

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When I first used liquid yeast, I wanted to re use them, so first gen, i'd split into 375ml stubbies. One of the first times, I bottled at high krausen, and put in the fridge. That night, I heard a big BANG. Pretty quickly figured out what it was. I found glass shards embedded in the plastic in the door (still marks there). Freaked me out, so I put the rest in the bin. Every few hours i'd hear one go off. Scary shit. Since then, I use PET for yeast, and top crop, or take the slurry.

P.S that has to be the coolest home brew pic ever!
 

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That is amazing. It could have been a very different story, mate. Very lucky.
 

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I'm thinking this might be more appropriate.

 

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Had a bad batch once... whole crate had a cascading failure...

glass and beer everywhere... not good.

kegs :)
 

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I had a bottle on the edge of explosion shoot the cap in my face a month or so ago.

bloody hurt too.

Bottle was from 2010 i think, and was the last of my bottled beer. I was opening them and pouring them down the drain.

+1 for kegs :wub:

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tricache

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I had a bottle on the edge of explosion shoot the cap in my face a month or so ago.

bloody hurt too.

Bottle was from 2010 i think, and was the last of my bottled beer. I was opening them and pouring them down the drain.

+1 for kegs :wub:
OUCH!!!! :eek: I might show the wife this pic/thread and see if I can get an upgrade for Christmas :lol:
 

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Lucky you've still got eyes, Tony!
I usually get a few bottle bombs happening over summer. Keep em covered at all times.

Got an old full asbestos face mask & gortex jacket courtesy of my employer that I use when "de-fusing" dodgy batches.
 
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