Fig Raki Wash Exploded :)

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Fig Raki Wash Exploded :)

Postby artooks » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:09 am

Hi Everyone,

I was getting ready preparing my fig wash and eventually it was going to be documented with pictures and the recipe itself to be uploded in the recipes section here, but I made a mistake and I got a bomp instead of Raki, the problem is I did not leave enough head space so eventually this created pressure and my top air lock went off hit the cover of the freezer smashed it down and it broke :) on top of that there was fi everywhere on the floor in the ceiling :), so just wanted to share my experience never ever underestimate the power of the yeasties :) Always leave enough headspace when doing fruit washes :) Here some pictures from the incident Anyway I managed to save the rest so it is fermenting quite ok now
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Re: Fig Raki Wash Exploded :)

Postby raketemensch » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:12 am

Herk! That must smell awesome, though.
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Re: Fig Raki Wash Exploded :)

Postby fizzix » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:37 am

I think I was lucky on more than 1 occasion this never happened to me before I made a post-it note reminder: LEAVE HEADROOM
Sorry for the mess Artooks.
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Re: Fig Raki Wash Exploded :)

Postby artooks » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:40 am

raketemensch wrote:Herk! That must smell awesome, though.


That is correct, it smells awesome, so cleaning was a mess but at least the smell was great gave me some energy :)
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Re: Fig Raki Wash Exploded :)

Postby seamusm53 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 am

My first ever brew attempt was 40 years ago in college. I sealed up some grape juice with yeast in a container in my dorm room closet. KABLOOEY! ALL my dang clothes reeked - but I was a popular guy for a while.
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