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Old 10-17-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Default Bottle bombs?

I brewed an oatmeal stout with an OG of 1.056,and bottled today after 2 weeks,stupidly enough, I took my FG, after I bottled (I know, I should have done it before hand, I said it was stupid). Anyways, the FG was 1.020. Am I going to get gushers, or worse, bottle bombs?

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Old 10-17-2010, 03:26 AM   #2
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1020 is pretty common for an oatmeal stout. i'd let it sit for 5-6 weeks before bottling or kegging, as 2 weeks isn't nearly long enough. you might get gushers, though

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1020 is pretty common for an oatmeal stout. i'd let it sit for 5-6 weeks before bottling or kegging, as 2 weeks isn't nearly long enough. you might get gushers, though
The recipe called for 2 weeks in the primary,then bottle.It's a stout with very little roasted grains,I guess that's why the short ferment. I just wasent sure if there was a cut off for bottle bombs.
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How long would the bottles take, before they start to explode?

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I don't think 2 weeks in primary is long enough. I would go with lumps info. 4 weeks minimum. By the way I like the way your sheriff operates. J

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all those kits say 2 weeks or thereabouts. that's enough time for the yeast to ferment, but it needs to clean itself up and fall out of suspension. i've done many stouts, and after 2 weeks, i'm still ignoring them. i start considering kegging them for aging after 5-6 weeks.

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I don't think 2 weeks in primary is long enough. I would go with lumps info. 4 weeks minimum. By the way I like the way your sheriff operates. J
Yeah, I would have liked to have gone longer too,but the problem is,IT'S ALREADY IN THE BOTTLES!! So should I open them all, or let it ride? I like our sheriff too, he rules.
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let them ride. don't want to dump them because they "might" do something. they should be fine. let them age 6 weeks or so, and they should be tasty

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I personally would let em ride. You said you took your fg reading after you bottled, I think you are fine. How much sugar did you prime with in how many gallons? My last stouts fg = 1.018. I primed with 5oz dextrose in five gallons. It turned out perfect. It got better with age.

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let them ride. don't want to dump them because they "might" do something. they should be fine. let them age 6 weeks or so, and they should be tasty
So there won't be a splo-tion at 1.020 FG? What FG would be dangerous? Not really worried about the flavor, it already tastes good.
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