Re: Almost got knocked on my ass

Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:54 pm

I ferment in a chest freezer and when I reach in to pull a carboy out I get a little light headed sometimes. I can definitely feel the CO2 burn, kinda like it is that wrong?
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Re: Almost got knocked on my ass

Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:51 pm

seriouslly was huffing my blow up bucket when fermenting a german hefe. thing was going nuts.
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Re: Almost got knocked on my ass

Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 pm

And now you know why chemistry students are taught to not smell directly from any beaker or vessel, but to waft the air from over the top towards your nose... in spite of 6 years of pharmacy school and all of this knowledge, I still burned off my nose hairs one time doing exactly what you did with a keg. :lol: Some lessons you have to learn more than once!
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Re: Almost got knocked on my ass

Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:19 pm

TheDarkSide wrote:Bet it burned those nose hairs right off. Well, at least you'll only do that once. (I hope)

Hell I do it ever time I ferment,,,, And I'm just fine. JP is my hero. :mrgreen:
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Re: Almost got knocked on my ass

Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:24 am

I huffed the airlock this morning before work. Brewing a Mango Wheat Beer! The smell is driving me nuts! Over Ripe Mango! .... I am salivating right now :mrgreen:
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Re: Almost got knocked on my ass

Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:01 am

Choppy wrote: the smell was so strong and sharp it was like a cross between pure alcohol and smelling salts

Bugeater wrote:You got yourself a good whiff of pure CO2! Once that disperses, you will smell the goodness.

Just to clarify, what you smelled was not CO2. Any odors and aromas would be from other compounds being blown off, but CO2 is odorless. Inhaling CO2 can cause shortness of breath/rapid breathing.
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