i had posted a topic about carbonation irregularity a few weeks ago and received many kind replies.
the most mentioned pointer was to measure priming sugar by WEIGHT instead of volume to account for settling.
after bottling a 4 gallon rauchbier today, using my scale, i went with 3.6 ounces by weight of corn sugar. this was quite more than the half a cup of volume that i would normally use.
in 'brewing classic styles' i just noticed that jamil has a chart for calculating carbonation based on weight, and it looks like i went a bit over,
IE HALF A CUP OF CORN SUGAR (4oz) does NOT equal 4 OUNCES of corn sugar.
did i screw up royal?
if so, can i just put my beer in the fridge when it hits a good carbonation level to save myself exploding bottles?