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Old 05-24-2012, 01:02 AM   #21
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I think you'll always have enough yeast in suspension, unless you use a clearing agent, or some kind of filtering device/process. I think you'd be surprised how much you stir up when you rack from secondary to bottling bucket.



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Old 05-24-2012, 08:20 AM   #22
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No, I mean how do you know how much sugar he needs? The fermentation temp affects the amount of residual carbon dioxide in the beer, which in turn affects how much sugar he needs to add.
Ah--good point! I assumed room temp around 69F. Should have noted that.


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Old 05-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #23
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Ah--good point! I assumed room temp around 69F. Should have noted that.
Probably doesn't make enough difference to go from normal to massively overcarbed though.
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Hey gang,

I have carbed several beers with 5.0 oz of corn sugar with no issues. In fact, a Hef I did recently I used 8.0 oz of corn sugar for a 5gal batch and it was spot on. My last 2 batches were severely over carbed with 5.0 oz of sugar, looks like in my case it was a bottling infection caused by the bottling spigot. I didn't know it could be taken apart and once I did, it showed some minor gunk and we all know that any gunk can cause an infection.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #25
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Hey gang,

I have carbed several beers with 5.0 oz of corn sugar with no issues. In fact, a Hef I did recently I used 8.0 oz of corn sugar for a 5gal batch and it was spot on. My last 2 batches were severely over carbed with 5.0 oz of sugar, looks like in my case it was a bottling infection caused by the bottling spigot. I didn't know it could be taken apart and once I did, it showed some minor gunk and we all know that any gunk can cause an infection.

Good luck with figuring out your issue

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Hefe is a high carb style, like Saison. Makes sense.

I thought I had an infection causing gushers as well, but I'm drinking a bottle right now at almost six months and it's frickin' fantastic, just a mild carvonicbite from theovercarbonation. Still can't figure it out.
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Default Gushers here also

I have had gushers since moving to all grain. I never used more than 5 oz of corn sugar so I am going to bleach all my bottling equipment before my next batch. Along with that I am going to stir the crap out of the beer/priming sugar mixture. Never had this problem with extract but then again never had really delicious beer with extract either.
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I have had gushers since moving to all grain. I never used more than 5 oz of corn sugar so I am going to bleach all my bottling equipment before my next batch. Along with that I am going to stir the crap out of the beer/priming sugar mixture. Never had this problem with extract but then again never had really delicious beer with extract either.
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Make sure to keep your bottling equipment away from your grain if you are not doing so already. Grain has a lot of beasties on it and storing or milling it near your bottling equipment could be a problem. Just food for thought.
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Make sure to keep your bottling equipment away from your grain if you are not doing so already. Grain has a lot of beasties on it and storing or milling it near your bottling equipment could be a problem. Just food for thought.
If you're cleaning and sanitizing your equipment before bottling, would that still be a problem?
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If you're cleaning and sanitizing your equipment before bottling, would that still be a problem?
You are just increasing the change of an infection, in my opinion. Milled grain gets everywhere and I think your odds of avoiding infection will be better if you are cleaning a piece of equipment that is relatively clean and free of contaminants to begin with.

Yes, clean and sanitize, but keeping your equipment away from potential contaminants is also good practice.


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