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Offline ccfoo242

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Don't stick your head down in it then inhale!

I noticed this morning the tape holding temp probe onto the side of the carboy was coming off. So I reached down to slap a new piece of tape on and nearly passed out from the fumes! Burned all the way into my chest!

Duh! CO2 is heavier than air so the thing was filled with CO2 and whatever other crap the yeasties were belching up.


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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 06:43:13 AM »
Yup, been there, done that.
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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 07:25:34 AM »
You just acid-washed your alveoli.

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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 07:34:13 AM »
Yeah it hurts and you get super light headed.  I sometimes forget about it and take a breath and very quickly remember...
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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 07:38:05 AM »
You just acid-washed your alveoli.
;D ROFL!

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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 10:04:24 AM »
Just open the drain hole. ;)
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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 10:12:17 AM »
You just acid-washed your alveoli.

LOL...I must have some clean alveoli.

Done that one too many times drying up water condensation inside because I didnt have any damp-rid.
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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »
You just acid-washed your alveoli.

LOL...I must have some clean alveoli.

Done that one too many times drying up water condensation inside because I didnt have any damp-rid.

Thanks for reminding that I need to check the damp-rid in my freezer.  I'm most likely due to change it out.

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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 10:36:51 AM »
You just acid-washed your alveoli.

LOL...I must have some clean alveoli.

Done that one too many times drying up water condensation inside because I didnt have any damp-rid.

Thanks for reminding that I need to check the damp-rid in my freezer.  I'm most likely due to change it out.

Paul

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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 10:45:18 AM »
You just acid-washed your alveoli.

LOL...I must have some clean alveoli.

Done that one too many times drying up water condensation inside because I didn't have any damp-rid.

+1 (a few times!  Now the damp-rid is a permanent fixture in the freeze)
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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 10:48:51 AM »
You just acid-washed your alveoli.

LOL...I must have some clean alveoli.

Done that one too many times drying up water condensation inside because I didnt have any damp-rid.

Another +1.  After doing that a few too many times I finally ordered some damp-rid, which just arrived  this morning. Woo-hooo no more acid-washed alveoli!!
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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 01:14:17 PM »
So damp-rid absorbs the gasses coming out of the fermenter?

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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 01:17:39 PM »
So damp-rid absorbs the gasses coming out of the fermenter?

No it absorbs the condensation that forms on the side walls and on the floor from a chest freezer at below freezing temps...hence eliminating the need to stick my head down there to wipe up the little puddles and acid wash my alveoli lol.
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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 03:17:42 PM »
I love sticking my head in there for a little whiff. It burns so good.

First time scared the poop out of me, though.

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Re: What NOT to do when you have beer fermenting in a freezer chest
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 04:09:09 PM »
LOL.  I have not done that before but the smell in the chest freezer when I am fermenting in there is something else.  I can only imagine what it would be like to take a big whiff.   :P