Originally Posted by CreekBrewery
scone, nice to hear I'm not the first
So how long did you let them carb before you chilled then opened them? Just so I'm clear; you chill, open and let them warm up to slowly (EDIT: warm up slowly while still uncapped) to release the excess CO2? I figured if I opened them early enough I wouldn't need to chill because they wouldn't be bottle bombs... YET.
Yeah it's a fine line. Problem is if you open 'em unchilled and they are even a bit carbonated, they'll probably foam out a decent amount and you'll lose a bunch of beer.
When I did it I made the mistake of NOT chilling before opening, and some of the bottles were ok (no fountain), and some lost half or more of the beer inside. Time wise it's hard to say, I would chill one every day and check it.