Danger Will Robinson -- Exploding Keggle

Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:59 am

:!:

Up in Michigan, a converted Keggle recently exploded during a mass brew session. Basically, the bottom rim had no airholes, and it gathered enough pressure to cause an explosion.

If you are using a keg, check the bottom to ensure that this won't happen to you.

Here is the thread in the Northern Brewer forum:
http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=44238&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Here are the pictures taken by one of the brewers that was there
http://picasaweb.google.com/wskellenger/BigBrew2007


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-B'Dawg
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Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:34 am

This is one of the few moments that I freak'n love my aluminum pot.
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Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:07 pm

Yikes, isn't this the 2nd time this year for that to happen?
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Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:11 pm

codewritinfool wrote:Yikes, isn't this the 2nd time this year for that to happen?


That thread is from last May. I think it's the same one.

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Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:55 am

Yep Bug's right, thats the same one
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Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:15 am

Yes, sorry for posting this old news. I didn't notice the date in the NB forum. I just wanted to pass the word that this danger exists.

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Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:19 am

Thanks for posting that anyway. I just picked up a keg to convert the other day. This reminded me to go check. It's got the holes so it's safe.

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Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:23 pm

BDawg wrote:Yes, sorry for posting this old news.


No worries man, these things need to be re-visited every once in a while so those who haven't get a chance to hear. Thanks
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