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Old 11-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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A few months ago I brewed an Oatmeal Stout. After bottle conditioning and then sitting for a while in the pantry I opened one. It was really foamy and seemed to keep boiling out of the bottle. I had given several out to friends and they said the same thing. Did I bottle it a little too soon? Is this a sign of over carbonation? I didn't have any bottle bombs, (which is good). I had made this same beer before and had no issues. I did make it a little different when i steeped the grains but overall it was made the same way. Only did one gravity reading before bottling. My theory is there was just a little bit too much fermentables when I added the priming sugar. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 11-23-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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"I didn't have any bottle bombs"

Famous last words. Amish, you are about to. Time to start uncapping those bottles while wearing a bike helmet and mask. Seriously!!! You beer is overcarbed and may continue until the bottles start to explode. We can talk about why later, but for now, you are in a serious situation. I would tell the folks you gave bottles to discard them carefully.

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Old 11-23-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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A few months ago I brewed an Oatmeal Stout. After bottle conditioning and then sitting for a while in the pantry I opened one. It was really foamy and seemed to keep boiling out of the bottle. I had given several out to friends and they said the same thing. Did I bottle it a little too soon? Is this a sign of over carbonation? I didn't have any bottle bombs, (which is good). I had made this same beer before and had no issues. I did make it a little different when i steeped the grains but overall it was made the same way. Only did one gravity reading before bottling. My theory is there was just a little bit too much fermentables when I added the priming sugar. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
could be over primed, could be infected, maybe fermentation wasn't complete. OG/FG?

Were they fridged for some time before opening? Process? Amount of priming sugar used? Need some more info.....
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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Boiling?

Sounds like you have a "gusher".

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Old 11-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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the first batch I made was a 1.056 OG and a FG of 1.014. The second batch was an OG of 1.060 and a FG of 1.022. I used the package of priming sugar that came with the Brewers Best box kit in both. I didn't write the amount down but am pretty sure it was 8oz. The bottles were in the fridge for a week or so before opening. Not sure about the couple I gave out. They were happy with the flavor,body, and color of the beer. Just the extra foam was the only concern.

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Old 11-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #6
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Im guessing this is a 5 gallon batch? 8oz is way too much priming sugar. For my higher carbed brews (2.5-2.7 volumes of C02), ill use a little over 4oz. Definitely open them all and proceed with caution.

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Old 11-23-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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Is this gushing problem after they've sat in the fridge for a few hours or warm?

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I'm not sure on the size of the package. Could have been 4 oz of priming sugar. This is for a 5 gallon batch. I had the bottles in the fridge for a few days up to a week before opening. So they were chilled. I will put another one in the fridge for a few days and see what happens

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Was your FG stable before you bottled? How long did this beer go before bottling? Also, how long in the bottle before you put them in the fridge?

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I brewed this on May 5 2013. Racked to secondary May 11. Bottled May 27. Placed in closet for 2-3 weeks before I put a couple in the fridge. Seemed ok at the time. It was after a couple months that I opened another bottle and that's when I got the gusher. Didn't make sure of stabiity first. I won't make that mistake again.

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