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Old 08-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Too much priming sugar?

So last week I bottled a batch of witbier with orange peel and coriander, wort and pre-bottled product tasted fantastic! Added about 3/4 cup of priming sugar (pretty standard for all my batches) and bottled. I always get anxious and taste one bottle 5 days after bottling. This time was different though. It is RIDICULOUSLY bubbly. I haven't blown any caps (YET) but the beer is so carbonated, way more than usual. This was a 5 gallon batch, 1.067 OG, 1.015 FG, 6.9% ABV by my math. I used Wyeast 3944 witbier strain. For the sake of explanation, I am absolutely neurotic about contamination and cleanliness (to the point where my friends say it's hard to brew with me because I hound them so much about sanitizing!).

Thoughts? Will this ease up with conditioning? Thinking of scaling back priming sugar moving forward but wanted to get everyone's take.

Thanks ladies and gents!

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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Don't see how it will get less carbonated with more time. I would refrigerate them all to slow the carbing and then get to drinking!

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If I were you, I wouldn't do anything until you've read this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/entries/of-patience-and-bottle-conditioning.html

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