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Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« on: January 08, 2013, 03:35:06 PM »
So I opened my keg freezer yesterday and I noticed that some yeast I had in there had fallen to the bottom.  I bent down to get it and suddenly my eyes started burning and breathing felt very odd, hard to describe.  It seems that I've had a slow leak for a while and my freezer was completely full of CO2 so I was bobbing for yeast in a big tub of gas.  Obviously CO2 isn't going to kill me right away or anything but it wasn't the most pleasurable experience. 

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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 10:58:26 PM »
Wow, be careful!  It might not kill you right away, but if you pass out with your head in there you're done.
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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 05:38:01 AM »
Seriously.  I've opened my fermenting chest with 4 lagers going and bent in to adjust the blow off tube.  I almost passed out from all the CO2 and Sulphur. 

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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 06:25:07 AM »
Been there, done that!
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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 07:50:52 AM »
Yeah, be careful, it feels like death. I still do it on accident, forgetting that the freezer is full of CO2. I pull my head out and I start huffing and puffing...
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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 08:26:13 AM »
Been there, done that!

+1 in my fermentation freezer

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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 01:11:34 PM »
I'm considering leaving the drain plug open on my new chest freezer/fermentation chamber for just that reason. 
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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 01:30:31 PM »
I'm considering leaving the drain plug open on my new chest freezer/fermentation chamber for just that reason.

OH SURE! turn a keezer of death into a brewery of death  ;D probably not.
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Re: Keezer of...well not death but certainly unpleasantness
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 01:44:41 PM »
I'm considering leaving the drain plug open on my new chest freezer/fermentation chamber for just that reason.

OH SURE! turn a keezer of death into a brewery of death  ;D probably not.
;D It'll be on the second floor (once I get my act together and drag thing thing out of the garage already). So it'll have to turn into a whole House of Death.
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