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Old 07-05-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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I can't believe that after about 8 batches I am just not getting my first few bottle bombs. I am about 99.9% sure that it is because I put too much priming sugar in when bottling. Anyway, I have had them in bottle for about 3 weeks now and only have had 2 bombs. I know I could un cap and re cap them all but I really don't know what the end result will be. I have them in my fermentation cabinet and was thinking about turning down the temp to 65 F or so to help slow the carbonation process. If I keep the bottles at 65 F for a week and then put them back to room temp will I stop the process enough to remove the safety hazard? After the week, will any more carbing be taking place? Or do I have no choice but to un cap and re cap? Thanks dudes.

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Old 07-05-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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To slow the process effectively, you need to get them down around 40° F. If you let them warm up again, fermentation will continue, and you will still have bottle bombs.

Uncapping is the only option to permanently remove the threat.

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You can just lightly pry on the cap until it hisses to release some C02. You will have to do it several times over a few days as the C02 comes out of solution in the beer.

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If I pop all the caps and then recap, will the finished product still have enough carbonation?

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If I pop all the caps and then recap, will the finished product still have enough carbonation?
Probably. That gamble is better than the one where explosion is the likely outcome.
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Thanks for the quick responses.

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If it's at the point of bursting bottles it wont even let enough out. Too much will stay in solution (but then I have no experience with bombs.) You will have to leave them open for a short time. I don't know how long. I imagine it will foam over and you'll loose most of it anyway.

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Sounds like time to invite a few of the guys over to drink it all!

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put it all in the fridge...then drink it. Problem solved!

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What was your OG and FG?

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