[LMB] Butter Bugs! Well, almost....

Tony Zbaraschuk tonyz at eskimo.com
Fri Jun 27 20:28:12 BST 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 01:26:15PM -0500, Louann Miller wrote:
> Richard Macdonald wrote:
> > One thing I always ask when they talk abour ethanol and CO2, is to they take
> > into measurenment the CO2 produced by the fermentation to make the ethanol
> > in the first place. Having a good bit of nicely aged home made mead in the
> > storeroom, I do know how much CO2 is produced by fermentation, even got
> > an airlock clogged once and had to get stuff off the cathederal cieling.
> A friend who  homebrews (like spouse) accidentally created a 
> beer-grenade once that way. Happily it was in a cupboard when it went 
> off, not somebody's hand. (Memo -- putting "about the right amount" of 
> corn sugar in individual bottles to make the CO2 is not recommended.)
> I'm told that champagne bottles can have similar effects if they break 
> -- no weaponizing necessary.

My family made homemade root beer when I was younger.  Once we opened
a bottle without adequately cooling it beforehand.

It was necessary to mop the ceiling off.

Tony Z
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and Have you checked this source?

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