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Old 06-09-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Hi!

I have just bottled my second batch (Cooper's wheat beer). And I think I might have miscalculated my priming sugar amount!
For 45 pints I have added 280g of sugar (using the bottling bucket method).
Should I expect any bottle bombs soon?

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Old 06-09-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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I would be worried, that is almost double the amount that is the norm for priming. I honestly don't know what volume of Co2 is required to cause bottle bombs, but I would be worried with that amount of sugar.



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Old 06-09-2013, 11:27 PM   #3
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At 72 degrees, 280g of sugar will give 5.625 gallons (45 pints) a CO2 volume of 4.0. Thats getting up there....

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Old 06-09-2013, 11:35 PM   #4
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4.0 is what the priming calculator still allows for wheat beer... but I guess that this is more suitable for barrells rather than bottles =((

Any suggestions on how to stop the bombs and not get killed in my sleep by SWMBO for messing up the kitchen?

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Wait until a few days after you bottled, uncap to release the pressure, then recap all your bottles?

...4 volumes of CO2... Yowzah! Would you like anything to drink with your glass of beer-flavored bubbles?

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Everybody:
If you suspect over-carbing, you can test by GENTLY lifting one small edge of the cap. See how much batch foams or hisses relative to normal batch.
Yes, you can, carefully, reclose the same cap and probably will get away without contaminating the beer.
Wouldn't be a bad idea to wear eye protection.

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Thank you guys!

How many days should I wait before releasing the pressure?

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I typically do 0.7-2oz per gallon or 22-56g/3.8L with wheat beers being towards the higher end of things.

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Thank you guys!

How many days should I wait before releasing the pressure?
I wouldn’t wait. I had one bottle bomb. I then opened every bottle in the batch and 2/3 of them gushered. I dumped the batch assuming it had an infection.


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