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Midwest heat wave - watch your cellars!

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

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  1. KeithD

    KeithD Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Kentucky

    Don't become a statistic.

    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:


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

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    quite the three floyds fan

    sorry for your loss
  3. alfie

    alfie Aspirant (225) Apr 16, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

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

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

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

    cetherid Devotee (411) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

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

    KeithD Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Kentucky

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

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Bummer man :slight_frown:
  8. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

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

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

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

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    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

    Westuh Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012 Wisconsin

    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

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Hope you got to it quick enough to suck a few ounces off the floor
  14. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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

    woodchopper Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I might of just had to lick the wall and shelf...... Just because I've never had it :wink:

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

    Luckytiki Initiate (105) Jul 15, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

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

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Kentucky and DeKalb
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