Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway - Last Weekend to Enter!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Bottle to fermentor?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
Chinese
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 35
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default Bottle to fermentor?

I'm clearly a beginner, but . . . I neglected to add water to my wort to get it up to the 5 gallon mark( I was doing an all extract Belgian IPA kit). It has been bottled, but the priming sugar that I used has over-fermented the bottles leading to over-carbonation. Is it a loss, or can I open the bottles and pour it back into the fermenter . . . Re-prime it(less sugar this time) . . . And re-bottle?

__________________
Chinese is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-19-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,098
Liked 277 Times on 240 Posts
Likes Given: 324

Default

Don't add it back to a fermentor, as you'll oxidize the beer quite badly. You can gently uncap the bottles (just enough to hear the gas escape) and then re-cap the (don't full remove the caps) to let some gas out. Keep doing this until the carbonation is back where you want it.

__________________

I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-19-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
Chinese
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 35
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default Thanks.

That's what I've been doing. Three or four beers at a time. Still foams quite a bit. I will just have to be patient. - and better at following directions next time!

__________________
Chinese is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-20-2012, 12:30 AM   #4
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,098
Liked 277 Times on 240 Posts
Likes Given: 324

Default

Yup- I guarantee it's a mistake you won't make again (soon)!

__________________

I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
Chinese
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 35
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default Explosion!

I have been "venting" 12 of these beers. I went down in the basement to grab another dozen. I picked one up and BAM! Instantly 30 other beers exploded simultaneously! Lots of blood . . . Lots of little cuts . . . No serious damage. Surreal moment, indeed! The basement smells awesome, but what a mess! It blew the lightbulb out of the ceiling lamp. Will NOT make THAT mistake again! I'm still picking glass out of my shrapnel wounds. - not to mention the loss of 30+ beers/bottles!

__________________
Chinese is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
biestie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Marion, IA
Posts: 320
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I'd suggest that it had nothing to do with not adding water to too up. You simply bottled too early.

Edit: now that i think about it, what volume did you end up with?

__________________
biestie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #7
Chinese
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 35
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

It's possible. I ended up bottling 40 beers(a few less than most batches). I put almost twice the hops that the recipe called for. Could that have been a factor?

__________________
Chinese is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 12:54 AM   #8
biestie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Marion, IA
Posts: 320
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

While 40 beers is a few less than you normally get out of a 5 gallon batch, I really don't think it's so low that you should be blowing up bottles. And no hops don't contribute. I'd bet you bottled too early.

__________________
biestie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #9
somedudefromguam
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Albany, Oregon
Posts: 149
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chinese View Post
I picked one up and BAM! Instantly 30 other beers exploded simultaneously! Lots of blood . . . Lots of little cuts
Holy damn, you can't be serious......
__________________
somedudefromguam is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 12:24 AM   #10
Qhrumphf
Stay Rude, Stay SHARP
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Qhrumphf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 6,781
Liked 1600 Times on 1136 Posts
Likes Given: 658

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by somedudefromguam View Post
Holy damn, you can't be serious......
Bottle bombs are no joke...

Agree with the above. You bottled way too early, or you added WAY too much priming sugar.
__________________

Up Next: Flanders Red, Belgian IPA
Primary: Malt Liquor, Wild Cider, English Cider
Souring: Lamebic, Brett. C. Old Ale, Sour Stout, Brett C. Wild Bitter
Polypins: (Empty for now)
Bottled: Doppelsticke Altbier, Berliner Weisse, English Summer Ale, Coniston Bluebird Bitter Clone v1.5, Best Bitter, Spiced Winter Warmer, English IPA
In the "cellar": Brett B. Tripel, Quadrupel, Tripel, Brett C. Oaked English Barleywine, Lamebic

Qhrumphf 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
Oxiclean in Better Bottle Fermentor for Weeks ronllave Equipment/Sanitation 5 05-27-2010 12:43 AM
How to bottle out of a secondary fermentor? Beavdowg Bottling/Kegging 4 04-13-2010 06:47 PM
Quickest Fermentor-to-Bottle Yeast for Meads digdan Mead Forum 2 03-01-2010 01:18 AM
Keg fermentor Wino24 Equipment/Sanitation 1 10-26-2009 02:45 AM
Third-y-ary Fermentor? djmd General Techniques 6 12-27-2005 11:14 PM