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Midwest heat wave - watch your cellars!

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by KeithD, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. KeithD

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    Don't become a statistic.
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    Long story short? A/C froze up, wife turned A/C off and put dehumidifier in the utility room where A/C was to help dry it out. It got warm, and 2011 Brandy BBL Dark Lord decided it was too hot in there.

    You know what sucks worse than losing a $50 bottle of beer you've been saving for a special tasting, at the same time contemplating a $3600 new A/C unit?

    Doing all the above while sweating your ass off and cleaning the inside of your utility room because there's a beautiful smelling mess all over the walls and floor and you can't drink it.

    Post Mortem:

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    All the other beers in the cellar have been moved into a fridge.
     
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  2. Grohnke

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    quite the three floyds fan

    sorry for your loss
     
  3. alfie

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    Looks like there's still some in there. Filter out the glass and enjoy! It still sucks that it broke.
     
  4. Michigan

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    This is not the first time I have heard of a brandy DL exploding. how hot did it get? 100+?
     
  5. cetherid

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    isn't this like the 10th brandy DL that has exploded? I had one explode just sitting out on my kitchen counter.
     
  6. KeithD

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    Not that hot. I'd guess 80-85?
     
  7. pmoney

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    Bummer man :(
     
  8. Grohnke

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    I'm not a big fan of changing of avatars, because i forget people, but I have to say, great switch A+
     
  9. pmoney

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    Why, thank you :D I wasn't going to let go of the squiggly smiley face easily, but this was an obvious decision.
     
  10. steebo777

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    I'd say something is wrong with the beer if it explodes at 80-85deg.
     
  11. Michigan

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    I would agree. And I personally know of 6 Brandy DLs that have randomly exploded. One of the guys contacted FFF and got a Bourbon BA DL as a consolation. It's worth a shot, OP. After all, these bottles survived the brewery burning down 4 times!
     
  12. Westuh

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    That temperature shouldn't explode bottles. Think about liquor stores that have their beer upstairs/backrooms in 100+ heat right now.
     
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  13. BeRanger

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    Hope you got to it quick enough to suck a few ounces off the floor
     
  14. kawilliams81

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    Yeah, it's sits on the shelf in KY just like RARE!
     
  15. woodchopper

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    I might of just had to lick the wall and shelf...... Just because I've never had it ;)

    Sorry to hear about your loss of the great white whale :(
     
  16. Luckytiki

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    That's a bummer. This weather sucks for shipping stuff too.
     
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