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Old 08-20-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default Honey witbier randomly gushes

I brewed an extract summer witbier kit (wheat lme, steeping grains 8oz barley 8oz oats) coriander and orange peel. I added 1/4 pound honey malt to the steeping grains, and 1 lb of honey after the boil. I gave fermentation some extra time to account for the addition of honey, and made sure SG was stable for three days. Then, i dehydrated orange slices and added a chunk to each bottle. They've been aging 2 months. About a third of the bottles gush like crazy when i pop the top, the rest make a perfect pour. I used the same priming sugar method as the rest of my batches, but the orange slice was a first try.
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And it tastes great, gets rave reviews, several friends want to buy it from me.

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:28 AM   #2
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Probably an infection, or improperly mixed priming sugar. I'd revisit your sanitation at bottling time, and give the bottling bucket a swirl with a long spoon every 6 beers or so.

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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Yea. Sounds like dirty bottle infection if it happens with some and the others are well carbonated.

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Did you sanitize the orange slices at all?

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #5
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I steamed the bottles just before bottling. I had just taken the oranges off the dehydrator. Didnt know what else to do to them to sterilize them

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I would blame the oranges. Perhaps you could have dipped them in vodka before you put them in. I don't know how dehydrating could sanitize them so maybe figure that out and give it another go.

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You should use a sanitizer solution. I wouldn't rely on steam alone to sanitize my bottles. You can make you own with bleach/water/vinegar or you can buy something like StarSan.

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