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Title: We have a gusher!
Post by: dano14041 on December 10, 2010, 02:29:20 AM
Opened up my first gusher tonight. It was amazing! I never saw a bottle empty itself! It was almost the work of cleaning it up. almost....  ;D
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: chezteth on December 10, 2010, 02:33:48 AM
You know, sometimes it is rather amusing opening a gusher.  You pop the cap then it begins foaming all over the place.  As you say "oh s**t" and run for the sink with a glass in hand to hopefully catch some of the cherished elixir.  Enjoy.  :)
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: denny on December 10, 2010, 02:45:08 AM
I was judging NHC final round once and someone at the next table opened a gusher.  Hit the ceiling and 3 surrounding tables.
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: jeffy on December 10, 2010, 03:10:07 AM
Similar experience here, but the steward who was opening the bottle decided to put his thumb over the top to stop the flow and effectively sprayed everybody at the table with porter.
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: a10t2 on December 10, 2010, 03:20:02 AM
Now I kind of want to send some gushers in to comps, just to mess with people.
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: denny on December 10, 2010, 03:38:55 AM
Now I kind of want to send some gushers in to comps, just to mess with people.

Dude, you should have kept quiet!  Now we'll know who to kill.... ;D
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: chezteth on December 10, 2010, 04:18:54 AM
I have only experienced one gusher while judging, so far.  Fortunately, it wasn't very violent. I'm sure there will be others in my future.   ;D
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: punatic on December 10, 2010, 04:27:45 AM
Now THIS (http://www.eepybird.com/featured-video/the-extreme-diet-coke-mentos-experiments/) is a gusher
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: oscarvan on December 10, 2010, 05:16:07 AM
I was in Quito Ecuador when the first cans of Guinness with widget arrived......(Hint, the elevation of Quito is about 10.000 feet).
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: uthristy on December 10, 2010, 11:33:18 AM
A gushing Westvleteren Extra 8 of more than 41 years old !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgAmzz0jaUA
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: oscarvan on December 10, 2010, 12:54:37 PM
Notice that these well trained professionals were quick to react and saved as much as they could...... ;D
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: punatic on December 10, 2010, 01:44:57 PM
Was that Tom Moench in the hat sitting at the end of the table?   :D
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: MDixon on December 10, 2010, 02:01:06 PM
Now this is a gusher
(http://hbd.org/discus/messages/34426/39361.jpg)
The judge is John Isenhour and I believe it was a kriek at a 1995 comp. I once saw a color photo of it which was amazing.
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: punatic on December 10, 2010, 02:14:29 PM
The color photo you saw was probably the Last Drop in an issue of Zymurgy.  This picture was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the subject of this thread.  Thanks for posting the picture!
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: ryang on December 10, 2010, 02:53:07 PM
A gushing Westvleteren Extra 8 of more than 41 years old !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgAmzz0jaUA
While not 41 years old, my bottle of 8 was a gusher.  You bet I slurped it off the counter!    :)
Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: BrewingRover on December 10, 2010, 05:31:48 PM
I'm endlessly amused by this video of a bottle of Stella Artois on a Guiness Surger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUTGru_uYIg

Title: Re: We have a gusher!
Post by: Slowbrew on December 10, 2010, 07:17:58 PM
Notice that these well trained professionals were quick to react and saved as much as they could...... ;D

The level headed guy who grabbed the camera is what caught my attention first.  I have that camera (or one very similar) so I know what I'd be worried about.  Someone else will save the beer.

Paul