HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Priming Problem - need help fast
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
Fatboy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 46
Default Priming Problem - need help fast

Well - long story short. I am the dude with the clove meat marinade (actually started as a hefeweizen wheat that overheated just a tad). I decided to keep the batch and let it sit for a few months in the carboy. Unsure if the yeast had autolyzed, I tossed in a batch of priming sugar and kept it in the carboy to see what happens. The yeast was active (didn't need to re-pitch) and the airlock was busy. Here's the problem....

This batch has been sitting for over a week and I decided to test a little sample last night. When siphoned from the carboy into a glass, it appeared to be somewhat carbonated. Rut-Row. Now how do I calculate the amount of priming sugar to make sure that I don't pop the bottle tops? Would the ceramic top bottles be better to use?

Thanks in advance - Paul

__________________
Life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel. Oscar Wilde


Pimary: Good God She's Empty

Secondary / Long Term Lagering:
Empty

Carbonating:
Austin's Amber Safale
Austin's Amber American Ale

Drinking:
Katy's Doghouse Lager
Austin's Amber Ale
Holiday disaster
Michelob Clone
Budvar Clone
Basic Wheat

Reason: Typo
Fatboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-27-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
kenmc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 331
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

you could leave it to stop fermenting and go flat again and then prime as normal

__________________
kenmc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2005, 12:38 AM   #3
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,950
Liked 91 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I concur.

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2005, 01:32 AM   #4
SwAMi75
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SwAMi75's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midwest City, OK
Posts: 2,492
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I'll third that motion. I'll bet it has a kinda dry finish to it.

Next time why don't you just try a sample, rather than throw more stuff into a batch you're trying to save?

__________________
May you go marching in three-measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters, shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

SwAMi75 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2005, 05:38 AM   #5
Fatboy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 46
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam75
Next time why don't you just try a sample, rather than throw more stuff into a batch you're trying to save?
That's exactly what I did. Clove taste so strong, wouldn't have picked out any other off flavors. I was actually going to toss the batch, and it was recommended that I try to save it and age it. Guess everybody has their own opinion... Including me.
__________________
Life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel. Oscar Wilde


Pimary: Good God She's Empty

Secondary / Long Term Lagering:
Empty

Carbonating:
Austin's Amber Safale
Austin's Amber American Ale

Drinking:
Katy's Doghouse Lager
Austin's Amber Ale
Holiday disaster
Michelob Clone
Budvar Clone
Basic Wheat
Fatboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need help fast with blow off problem jffrybauer General Techniques 12 10-21-2008 08:17 AM
correcting a priming problem nestler Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-11-2008 10:44 PM
Priming Sugar Measurement Problem Torchiest Bottling/Kegging 2 03-22-2007 11:40 PM
Priming Problem ?? NWBrewerCC Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 12-21-2006 03:56 PM
Priming problem - little carbonation marsher Bottling/Kegging 1 07-04-2006 11:39 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS