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Title: explosion
Post by: dannyj621 on January 20, 2010, 12:45:20 AM
so after i went to bottle and priming 6 of my bottles exploded litterally why does this happen
Title: Re: explosion
Post by: enso on January 20, 2010, 01:17:47 AM
A few reasons can cause this.  Beer was not finished fermenting, too much priming sugar or improperly mixed, infection from unsanitary conditions (bottles not clean enough) to name the prime suspects. 

It will take some more information from you to pinpoint exactly what went wrong in your situation.
Title: Re: explosion
Post by: Beertracker on January 20, 2010, 01:21:48 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss! It has probably happened to all of us at some point or another. I remember a few "bottle bombs" going off at my homebrewery.  :-[
Title: Re: explosion
Post by: ndcube on January 20, 2010, 01:40:27 PM
If it was just 6 then they could have been weeks bottles or maybe the last six and there was sugar at the bottom of the bottling bucket that wasn't mixed in and they got an extra dose.
Title: Re: explosion
Post by: a10t2 on January 20, 2010, 03:25:26 PM
I wouldn't assume they're done, though. You may have more go off, so be careful.
Title: Re: explosion
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 20, 2010, 03:28:29 PM
You might want to get the rest in the fridge as soon as possible to get the yeast to flocculate and stop working on the available sugars.
Title: Re: explosion
Post by: mr_jeffers on January 20, 2010, 10:26:30 PM
You might want to get the rest in the fridge as soon as possible to get the yeast to flocculate and stop working on the available sugars.

and once they're chilled, you should probably start drinking them to completely eliminate the possibility of any more bottle bombs.