So ive been drinking on the first batch ive ever brewed which has raised a few questions from it.....
So i had brewed a stout (5 gal batch) and added 5 oz dextrose and bottled. After the first week of sitting in the bottles carbing (at 72-74F in closet), i tried one and it wasnt nearly carbonated enough. I tried another one after week 2 and the carbonation was dead on. Another week or two after that their carbonation has gone crazy and its insanely carbonated. My question is can I stop the bottles from carbing once ive reached my preferred level of carbonation?
Also, the carbonation in them seemed kind of strange...it was more like the carbonation of a soda or something...maybe that was due to the overcarbing? Im not sure....but it just didnt seem like the carbonation in beer...seemed more like the carbonation of a soda.
Thanks for any insight.