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jpep16 02-09-2012 02:13 AM

Help Needed
 
I bottled a Surly IPA clone 2 1/2 week ago. I put one in the fridge the other day and gave it try. Taste is pretty good but it foamed like crazy when I pour. Almost pure foam. Is the beer over carbonated? The recipe called for three weeks in bottle before refrigerating.
Any thoughts?

What should my next move be?

two_one_seven 02-09-2012 02:50 AM

how much priming sugar did you put in?

jonmohno 02-09-2012 02:54 AM

If you didnt reach your volume(x # of beers) but used the same amount of priming sugar you may have over- carbed thats one possibility.Otherwise its a sanitation issue or you are pouring them agressively.Or worse you bottled before it reached its final gravity.

jpep16 02-09-2012 02:16 PM

I used 3/4 cup I think. I will have to look. Should I put another bottle in the fridge and hope it was just that bottle.

aiptasia 02-09-2012 02:31 PM

Sounds to me like it needed slightly more time in the primary or it has a gusher bug. If it's over carb'd from having residual fermentable malts, it'll be fine except that it'll pour as foam, which means you'll have to pour it in a pitcher and wait for the head to die down before drinking. That, or you might have bottle bomb potential.:rockin:


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