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Funk Metal... be warned.

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by bryand23, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. bryand23

    bryand23 Disciple (50) Texas Feb 13, 2011

    Just opened my bottle- as soon as the seal broke, beer spewed everywhere. It sprayed all over my carpet, computer, clothes, and desk. I have never seen a gusher like this in my life.

    Be careful!
  2. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Did you chill for 24hrs? If not... user error.
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  3. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I mentioned this in the Jester King thread and Jeff replied saying to make sure to put it in the fridge for a full 24 hours before opening. I still haven't opened my second bottle.
  4. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    This.

    We enjoyed a bottle Tuesday night. Minor foam, no beer loss, all good.

    Make sure you chill it prior to enjoying it.
  5. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Just wait until you open a WBDPP
  6. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Plan on opening one tonight. I'll be careful.

    Sounds like a backyarder!
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  7. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    WBDPP will blow your eyebrows off!
  8. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    The WBDPP I opened a couple months ago wasn't too bad. Foamy in the glass, but not a gusher. Really looking forward to Funk Metal.
    jamescain likes this.
  9. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Aficionado (235) Texas Aug 28, 2010

    Does it say to chill 24 hours on the bottle?
  10. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Yes. I think most, if not all, JK bottles say it,
  11. lefty12

    lefty12 Aficionado (170) Texas Feb 6, 2010

    Mine gushed and it was in the fridge for a few days.
  12. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Just opened one. Slow gusher.
    I do have to say though, I hate the chemical sour taste that jester king has. I was hoping thus one would be different, but it isn't. Nowhere near as smooth as tart of darkness. That chemical taste is really disruptive.
  13. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

  14. Onslow

    Onslow Savant (405) Texas Apr 12, 2007

    an over carbonated JK ... let me put on my shocked face...
  15. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    Besides Commercial Suicide...?? I recall an undercarbed Weasel and Boxers. But only Commercial Suicide being overcarbed. And people can't expect to pull in the driveway, off the dirt road, with Funk Metal in the passenger seat, after an hour drive from the beer store, and expect it not to foam everywhere after opening it as soon as they walk in their door.
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  16. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    2011 Boxers initially had a carb issue. I did a side by side with this years release and my '11 was perfectly carbed.
  17. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (345) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Some batches of Wytchmaker were overcarbed.
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  18. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    guess i need to drink more of it.
  19. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (345) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Most notably was the last batch of English yeast Wytchmaker.
  20. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    Aha...I do recall now.
  21. What chemical sour taste? You mean yeast flavor?
  22. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    I
    no, it is just an unpleasant chemical taste like drain cleaner. I love sours. Love em, and have had some of the best in the world. But their yeast cocktail just doesn't do it for me.
  23. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (420) New York Jan 30, 2011

    now there are instructions for opening beer. what's next?
    Beerandraiderfan and Show like this.
  24. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (650) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    It might be the amount of lacto they use. Ive noticed harsh taste from lacto dominated beers.
  25. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    A lot of them already tell you what glass to serve it in and what temp. to serve it at. Now, it's when to open it. Beer for dummies?
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  26. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Maybe... Need more pedio...
  27. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    ... You drank drain cleaner?
  28. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Don't be juvenile, it is a figure of speech, as one says tastes like poop. It is an implied taste based on the odor.
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  29. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (360) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    If you want beer for dummies or for the mainstream, then you definitely don't want to be drinking jester king. I'll agree that their brews are by no means perfect but it's fun to follow along with them and the progress their making. I was one of the people voicing my opinion that I'd like to see more carbonation in their sours so I can't complain when it swings the other way to be a little over carbed. Having brewed a little I personally have no idea how bottle conditioning after extended time in a barrel goes(or with using a yeast that has high attenuation).

    These guys are making love or hate brews. After watching and listening to some of their interviews I at least appreciate their passion for beer. I surely don't love all their beers or agree with all of what their doing, but I do respect the effort.
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  30. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Aficionado (235) Texas Aug 28, 2010

    Is it possible for a brewery to issue a recall?
  31. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    One that comes to mind was Boulevard Chocolate Ale from 2011. I think 2 of the batches that year were infected and they recalled them. Then they never brewed it again.
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  32. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    I am not sure if a brewery can call up a store, say Specs and say "give us back this beer, it is infected" or what ever. Though I know several breweries will issue press releases when they find a problem. Usually saying they will refund the purchase of said beer. Boulevard did this with Chocolate Ale, and Avery did it as well with Black Tot.
  33. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I still have one of those infected Boulevard Chocolate Ales. I need a reason to open it already cause it sure isn't trading for much.
  34. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    I still have two Black Tots :eek:
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  35. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Just open it and if it sucks Drainpour it. I have a beer in my cellar that I am not motivated to open. Freetail 3 was a diacetal popcorn bomb when I had it a year ago. I have heard that can settle out with some age. Also have some Dark Lord 2012 which was so sweet the last time I had it.
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  36. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I'm gonna take it to a bottle share and just set it down. I am interested to see how its holding up but I doubt I'll be able to get through a whole 750 ML of it.
  37. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  38. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    only if you stored it wrong. 3 years strong NEVER, I REPEAT, NEVER, had probs with WBDPP.
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  39. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    So you're saying that 512 stored it wrong? Some of those bottles were geysers fresh.
  40. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    The 2012 version of WBDPP is the over carbed one. I have not had any gushers as I opened them, but they are a bitch to pour.
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