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Old 12-05-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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OOPS!?!? I think I might have had too many brews while bottling the last batch. I bottled in new 20 oz PET bottles and somehow forgot to tighten a few of the lids all the way. I was wondering if they would still be ok. the lids were on half way but not tight. It was bottled two days ago and covered in a box. it is also my raspberry wheat. YUMMY. or should I just count them as dead soldiers????

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Old 12-05-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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I'd go ahead and tighten them down. The odds that something nasty crawled/flew up through the threads and into your brew is low. Also, the bottling fermentation doesn't start immediately and you probably still have some less to go. Hopefully you only lost a bit of carbonation and didn't get any infections.

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Old 12-06-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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Yes, the beer will be fine but my not carbonate fully.

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thanks for the fast answers guys. I just hate alcohol abuse.

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You should also somehow mark the bottles that you just now tightened, so you can compare them to the others later. Then report back with your findings for future reference....

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It's actually beneficial to leave them loose for a while. The CO2 purges the residual O2.

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After you tighten them, give them a week or (preferably) two weeks to carbonate (at 65-70 degrees or so). Try one of the re-tightened bottles. If it is carbonated to your liking, all is well. If not, you might want to open and re-prime the other retightened bottles (1 tsp priming sugar per bottle).

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