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From: James Kolasa <>
Subject: Bottle Question
Date: 1989-08-07 15:38:45 GMT

First of all, thanks to all for the stout recipes. I should be bottling early
next week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Now if I can just convince my
friends that Michelob Dry is not a great beer....

My bottling question is this: I live in a small apartment that is not very
well heated. When I was brewing last January, I had to ferment/age in my
bedroom, the only room I kept warm. I covered the beer to keep it dark,
but made no provisions for explosions. Looking back, I've begun to worry
about keeping this stuff in a living area. What is an explosion like?
Is it violent? Dangerous? I wasn't too troubled because I was using 16 oz.
returnables, but should I be concerned for my safety and that of others?
What's all this talk about flying shards of glass?!?!?!

Also, along the same lines, has anyone used IBC Root Beer bottles? They are
five cent returnables in some states. Will they hold up?


James Kolasa
902 P.O.T., Univ. of Ky.
Lexington, Ky. 40502-0027 {rutgers,uunet}!ukma!jkolasa jkolasa@UKMA.BITNET

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