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GNU Beer, version 1.0 ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by martin griffith, Jul 28, 2005.

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  1. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Martin,
    Creating software is mess-free, except for the occasional beer spill
    onto the keyboard. Making beer is not. We have done it back in the
    college days and had to stop when neighbors complained about the stench.
    Oh, and we had a few crates of bottle fermenting stuff explode in
    somebody's dorm room.

    Regards, Joerg
  2. Tim Wescott

    Tim Wescott Guest

    I didn't have too much problems with that sort of thing, although I did
    have some bottles that wanted to keep fermenting ever so slowly. I had
    a couple of batches with exploding bottles, including one bottle that
    simply disappeared, leaving it's cap behind in the space from which it
    left the world. I never even found the pieces.
  3. I had a beer self destruct one time at around 2 in the morning. I have
    never got out of bed so quick, i thought someone was trying to steal
    my stash. When this one went it took out a few around it too. I
    remember finding peices of that bottle in the most obscure places for
    years to com.
  4. Reminds me of one my old college roommates that decided to make some wine in his
    closet. He took a 5 gallon water bottle and added grape juice, sugar and some
    yeast. Someone had told him that the fermentation would create carbon dioxide
    so he knew better than to cap the bottle tightly. Unfortunately, he hadn't
    heard of using a rubber stopper with a hole in it and a tube into a cup of
    water. His solution was to just put a balloon over the neck of the bottle.

    About 2:30 one morning we awoke to a mighty boom and a rather foul smell when
    the balloon burst.

    In the end, the wine was some of the foulest tasting stuff we ever tasted, but
    since it had alcohol it we were obliged to drink it anyway.
  5. Not a fermentation story, but I had a twelve-pack go off at 9:00AM (I
    was on the computer) on a Sunday morning. My wife forgot the 12pk in
    the garage the day before and it was -25F that night.

    <<<<BOOM!>>>> then amazing little fizzy solid things dancing all
    around the garage. Only half the cans went off, so playing bomb-squad
    I snuck up on the rest and covered them in a heavy blanket before
    carrying them into the house where they could be disposed of. A couple
    more went off while I was planning the bomb removal. They looked like
    mortars coming out of the carton.
  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Sounds like Pruno. You sure you were in college?

    -- Mike --
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