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Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by barls, 15/1/14.

 

  1. S.E

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    Posted 16/1/14
    Let barls know you have one of his wedding brews he’s trying to track them down according to his first post. :)
     
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  3. barls

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    Posted 16/1/14
    dont need to track them down as I have the list of who was there and who wasn't. Please cease trolling my thread and find a more productive thing to do.
    As I've stated several times, there's great differences between what I'm doing here and pressurising a cube. As to the force they rupture with I'll point out that at the time you were talking about carbing said cube to 2.7 volumes which translates in to 20 psi or 137kpa which would be sufficient to injure someone.
     
  4. JDW81

    I make wort, the yeast make it beer.

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    Posted 16/1/14
    :icon_offtopic: I don't think it is quite that simple. I wasn't suggesting that pressurising cubes was safer than bottles as bottles, especially the heavy duty coopers style and champagne bottles, are designed to hold liquid under pressure, while water cubes aren't. Some cubes might hold a heap of pressure and others may give way with only a small increase. Sure you can get bottle bombs, but I have more faith in appropriately filled and carbonated bottles holding 2-3 volumes of pressure than I do with a plastic cube designed to hold water under no pressure.


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  5. jyo

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  6. Yob

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    Posted 16/1/14
    out of completeness..

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  7. lukiferj

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    Posted 16/1/14
    Whoa! Also still slightly OT but I had my first ever cube explode/split in multiple places last night/yesterday. No pics but was brewed on sunday. I checked it yesterday morning as I was planning on pitching yeast into it this morning. Doesn't appear to be infected but now my garage smells like old wort. What's left in the cube still tastes fine. Was pretty hot in Brisbane yesterday but we have had way hotter in the last few weeks with no issues.
     
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  8. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 16/1/14
    Change the thread from the oldest cube to the shortest lived cube, the fridge one is interesting though wonder if the fridge was playing up.
     
  9. Yob

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    Posted 16/1/14
    shouldnt matter mate, Ive got 6 cubes out in the shed and it's been 40'c + for days... *ed with no signs of swelling
     
  10. wide eyed and legless

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    When I say the fridge playing up I was thinking of it getting colder than it should have been, water I believe is the only compound that swells up with both heat and cold.
     
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    Posted 16/1/14
    Yeah this is Mark haha - bendigo brew club fella... must of been under some pressure
     
  12. syl

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    Posted 16/1/14
    That is awesome barls!

    My oldest cube is only 6 months, about to pitch it this weekend though, I promise! (I have been saying this every week since it was brewed, I am a lazy mother*SHUT YOUR MOUTH*)



    SHAFT!
     
  13. S.E

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    Ok but you did say in your op that you would try to track down your wedding cubes didn’t you?

    There is not a great difference in what we are both using cubes for. We are both using cubes for purposes they are not really designed for. A no chill cube can become infected and swell until it bursts a cube of ale can also swell till it bursts if it is over primed.

    It was not my intention to cause any upset here, I had originally made it clear in my first and second posts that I was just having a good humoured dig and pointing out that no chill cubes could swell and burst or explode like you thought real ale cubes would, warra48 has explained in a pm that my second post and the last sentence in my first post was lost in editing so they may not quite reflect that now.

    I have never talked about carbing a cube to 2.7 volumes but if they were carbed to bursting point they will not explode violently and throw shrapnel like you were suggesting in the carbing/conditioning in a cube thread here. http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/70056-carbingconditioning-in-a-cube-before-keg/

    I saw an over primed cube of stout swell almost to bursting point at a club gathering once it had a large stretched gash down one side but there wasn’t enough pressure in it to cause injury if it had split.

    I’m not sure if you fully understand the concept of cask conditioning ale, it isn’t under high pressure. Beer has been carbonated and served from non pressure rated containers way before kegs were invented.

    I think you are in Sydney right? If you like you can come along to one of our club real ale fests in Wollongong and see for yourself how easy and safe it is. I think you would be pleasantly surprised.
     
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  14. Florian

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    What's with all the corrected spelling in this thread?

    Is it now against the rules to make the odd spelling mistake? Which rule exactly?
     
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  15. warra48

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    I'm a confirmed spelling nazi, and I fixed the mistakes so we all look well educated, and as a bit of a joke.

    I wondered who'd be the first to notice it ! Well done.

    :D :blink:
     
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    Posted 17/1/14
    Thenk yoo four ur halp Wora.

    Dis thred wil end up on d frig.
     
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  17. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 17/1/14
    Another thing to consider is, when preserving (bottling) fruit for example, shelf life is generally one year before the contents start to deteriorate, keeping wort in a cube would be comparable, what is the point of keeping the wort so long in a cube, I consider a week to be a reasonable length of time.
     
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    Posted 17/1/14
    I can tell you, with a new bub round the place, having the ability to store for months is a god send.. a week is nothing.
     
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    Posted 17/1/14
    Based on?
     
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    Based on speaking for myself, surely when keeping a cube for months or years is just bad planning.
     

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