Originally Posted by el_caro
If you do not have a plane to catch on this one then my recommendation is take 1 bottle and add some more prime to it and give it 2 weeks to carb.
Use your lowest calculation and you can use a different amount next time if still on the undercarb side.
Get a sterile syringe and inject the priming solution into the bottles as this will not cause foaming at the mouth.
I don't have a plane to catch, but was hoping to waste as little of this beer as possible. That and it was a highly hopped beer that I was playing with to compare hopping techniques (I dry hopped a gallon, brewed a hop tea for a gallon and bottled about 2 gallons plain [I also oaked a gallon, but that was just for fun]).
Thanks for the good advice about the syringe too. Do you pick them up at drugstores?
Originally Posted by biestie
Right, you have the concept correct, but I'm thinking the amount of gas you lose is negligible isn't it?
Definitely not negligible. At least not when you are talking about a 20+ degree difference. The gallon I correctly calculated is great, the rest is has next to no carbonation and is undrinkable.