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Old 12-08-2009, 03:40 AM   #11
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If it happens again, be sure to take pics.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:38 AM   #12
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I've experienced a similar problem. Are you using the kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop?

I just made their Belgian Tripel recipe, and ever beer was well over carbonated. I fermented for two weeks (60-70 degrees), carbonated for 3 weeks at 60-70 degrees. Some of the beers were chilled for about 2 hours, but some were chilled for 3 days. All exploded. My initial thought was that I added too much sugar to carbonate, but my other theory is contamination during the siphoning.

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Old 12-08-2009, 02:46 PM   #13
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I've experienced a similar problem. Are you using the kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop?

I just made their Belgian Tripel recipe, and ever beer was well over carbonated. I fermented for two weeks (60-70 degrees), carbonated for 3 weeks at 60-70 degrees. Some of the beers were chilled for about 2 hours, but some were chilled for 3 days. All exploded. My initial thought was that I added too much sugar to carbonate, but my other theory is contamination during the siphoning.
I'm a newb but I would think that you'd have to ferment a Tripel a lot longer than that since it's such a high alchohol beer. Did you take hydrometer readings on it? It's one of my favorite beers but I've heard it takes about 6 months to be ready to drink so I'm holding off until I've got enough IPAs, etc to hold me over for that long...
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:50 PM   #14
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I've experienced a similar problem. Are you using the kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop?

I just made their Belgian Tripel recipe, and ever beer was well over carbonated. I fermented for two weeks (60-70 degrees), carbonated for 3 weeks at 60-70 degrees. Some of the beers were chilled for about 2 hours, but some were chilled for 3 days. All exploded. My initial thought was that I added too much sugar to carbonate, but my other theory is contamination during the siphoning.
I have a feeling that if you bottled your triple after only two weeks in the fermenter, you bottled while they were still fermenting, hence the bottle bombs. When you think of tripels and quads, you thing about fermentation in terms of MONTHS not weeks.

Most of us don't do anything to our beers in primary for a month, and in terms of a tripel THEN you would want to bulk age it for at least a month in primary before bottling.

Did you even take a grav reading before bottling?
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:34 PM   #15
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I would also suggest opening the next bottle over the sink...

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:48 PM   #16
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Yes. This was exactly what I was using. Their Irish Red Ale kit. I followed the instructions exactly and had this carbonation problem as well as it seemed that I burned too much off during the boil.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #17
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As the other members said, I don't think its a problem with their kits. It's a patience issue. You'd most likely have the exact same problem (everything being equal) with same recipe kit purchased at ANY other location.

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Old 12-09-2009, 03:32 PM   #18
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I would also suggest opening the next bottle over the sink...
Beat me to it! That was my exact thought when reading this thread!
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