My black IPA is perplexing me. After bottling, two months later, I’ve had two bottles fail. I’ve never had bottle bombs before, so I have questions.
1: With a bottle bomb, where does the bottle usually fail? I was expecting the cap, but with both of these, the bottles themselves burst. One a long crack down the neck, and one around the base. Did I just have two weak bottles?
2: Other bottles from the same batch seem fine. No gushing, no off taste, etc. How likely is it to have two bomb without the whole batch being infected?
I have noticed the ones I’ve had have made me especially tipsy, but it is a strong beer to start with. The rest are now in a sealed cooler, just in case. I did just submit this beer to the state fair competition… I hope it doesn’t blow up in a judge’s face.