I've read some people carbonate with up to 4 volumes of CO2 in beer bottles. I've got Sierra Nevada bottles (reused once) and brand new bottles of unknown type from the LHBS. All of them seem like they are good condition.
I have a dopple weisenbock that I'd like to carb to 3 volumes of CO2. I can't afford to have bottle bombs (almost literally).
I want the most sage advice out there. Pretend you're me and your SWIMBO is just waiting for a bottle bomb to destroy your hobby.
__________________ So my friend comes home from living in Japan for 5 years. In an excited discussion about my new hobby I ended up reciting my bottle inventory by style. He says "You have got to be kidding me... You actually have 99 bottles of beer in your house".
Three vols is generally considered to be the safe limit. I recently carbed one up to abut 4 vols (didn't do my homework, shame on me) and no bombs yet, but that batch scares me a little. You're good with three vols.
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?