a reply to: eriktheawful
HA!! NEVER!! My college roommate and I decided to make beer once on advice from a fraternity brother. We had about half the instructions, but great
Didn't have any money, so we scrounged most of the stuff. For the primary fermentation we used a 6 gallon pickle bucket we scrounged from McDonald's
(one of the old green ones with the lids that took a tool to remove).
Everything was going perfectly. Cooked the wort, got everything in the fermentation vessel and it was off to the closet to ferment.
Long story short...one day I was upstairs and I hear this giant KA-BOOM!!
...and then "S#!!!"
. I go downstairs to the kitchen and I can
smell beer...beer everywhere! My roommate is sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor holding his eye, the entire kitchen was bathed in a heavy
coat of beer. Beer dripping off the ceiling, off the light fixtures...beer everywhere
!!! There's about 1" of beer on the floor (it took weeks
to clean it all up too!! Smelled like stale beer for months!)
Well, in our haste we didn't put any kind of a vent on the fermentation vessel, and those old pickle buckets would contain a grenade with the lid on!
My roommate had pulled the bucket out and lifted about three of the locking fingers on that lid and...KA-BLOOOEY!!
Beer bomb!! Roommate got a
nice shiner of a black eye too from the lid hitting him in the face.
can ever go wrong! LOLOLOLOL!!!!
Oh, and then there's the exploding beer bottles at 3am that jolt you awake thinking someone just tossed (another) brick through your window!~
Love making the stuff though. Got pretty good after a while. Haven't done it for years, but I still have all my stuff (an no McDonald's pickle
buckets anymore). I should get back into it.
edit - I'll bet everyone who does it has some kind of a story like this too!
edit on 12/19/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason