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Old 05-29-2007, 05:52 PM   #21
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Great, now I'm even more scared of my bottles blowing up in my hands . However after my first batch I don't ever want to use plastic bottles again. I'm probably going to under-carbonate for a while now in fear.
Trust me, it scares me a bit too - but let me just say, this is my 19th or 20th batch, I've never ever ever had this problem before, and I _THINK_ we measured out the sugar properly, but we pieced it together from multiple packs of sugar that were all 3/4 empty... we probably just over-carbed. If you're really worried, use the larger, heavy-duty pint bottles or super-duty bottles that the large dogfish comes in (25oz I think.) The swing-tops are pretty strong too, and you can burp them and re-seal if you need to.

If you're worried, buy boxes they can be closed into, and lift them into the refrigerator by the caps. Once they're chilled, if you've already made it this far, you're definitely ok.

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Old 05-29-2007, 06:23 PM   #22
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seriously, you shouldn't have to worry about anything as long as the gravity is lower than say 1.020 (depends on the brew, of course) at bottling and you add the right amount of sugar or DME.

infection is pretty rare, too.

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Old 06-03-2007, 04:51 PM   #23
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For what it's worth, I moved all my bottles (well, all the new ones) down to the basement where it's about 65 degrees... I haven't had another explosion yet.

Thought you'd like to know.

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(...and not bottle bombs either.)
Primary Fermentor - *empty*
Primary Fermentor -

Secondary - Mystery IPA
Secondary -
Bottle Conditioning -
Keg Conditioning -

Draft: - Apfelwein, Belgian-style Dubbel w/ Grains of Paradise
Bottles:(and still in stock): FIRST AG - (I)IPA 4.1.07, PK's Warm Spring Marzen, Summer Cerveza -BANG, PK's Winter Spice II, Espresso Stout, Indiana Pale Ale, PK's Chocolate Bitter II, Porterfield Porter, and New Year's 2006 remnants.

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