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Friday, 8 January 2016

What a feeling, Ginger Beer is on the ceiling!

Just as we sat down to eat dinner there was an almighty bang and crash in the kitchen which turned out to be a glass bottle of ginger beer exploding in every direction. Turns out when my mother wasnt exaggerating  when she said that exploding bottles were fairly common when my nan used to brew it. Guess I should have listened and used plastic bottles. That'll teach me not to think I know better! I bet my old nan is looking down on me laughing her socks off right now!
I had assumed that the kilner clip top bottles were able to withstand a good amount of pressure, but unless I had a faulty one I'd go with plastic just to be on the safe side. Luckily no one was hurt!
Now to clean up....


  1. we had an elderflower champagne explode in the summer, a right mess to clean up, we know keep potential explosives in a box so if they do the glass is contained. They are also kept some-where cool.

  2. I had it happen with some beer I was making, about four of them went in quick succession leaving glass all round the room. Luckily we were in the other room at the time - could have been nasty!


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