posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 08:42 PM
a reply to: Ahabstar
In college, my room mate and I decided to brew some beer. We had no idea what we were doing...and no money. (like zero). So, we went down to
McDonald's and got a pickle bucket (one of the hard core kind which needed a tool to get the lid open). We made our wort, tossed the yeast, and put
the lid on the bucket, like hammered it on.
The fermentation went along nicely. One night, after about two weeks, I walked in the door and heard this huge BOOOOM!!!! I found my room mate
sitting in the middle of the kitchen...beer was everywhere!! Beer on the ceiling, beer on the walls, windows, beer all over every surface in the room
and beyond. It was a MESS!!
It took hours to clean up, and the apartment smelled like stale beer for weeks.
Lesson learned...vent the primary fermentation bucket!!!
P.S. Then we bottled the beer too early and put it in the closet with the furnace. About once a week we'd here a **BANG** and shattering glass as one
of the bottles exploded and took 2-3 adjacent bottles with it. The beer was great though, and we learned from each mistake. In time, we had cases
and cases of homebrew stacked up in every closet.
It cost next to nothing to do, and was way cheaper and easier then buying store bought beer. Plus...it was fun.