8.04.2013

My First Bottle Bomb

August 3, 2013.  A day that will live in infamy in my house.  After over 15 years (off and on) of brewing, I had my first bottle bomb.

My peach weizenbock had some suspended peach bits in it when I bottled.  I was already using a higher than normal amount of priming sugar to get carbonation true to the Bavarian style and apparently the combination of the sugar and the residual sugar from the peach bits was just too much.

The laundry room was covered in shards of broken brown glass and still smells of beer.  Thankfully, nobody was in there when the bottle exploded.


Lesson of the day: when you brew with fruit, make sure to filter it out before bottling and maybe cut the priming sugar back just a bit.

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