I've had a stout in the secondary for the past month. Average temp is about 70 degrees.
It's visibly conditioned already in the carboy. When I moved it, it developed a decent sized head at the top of the carboy. Although it dissipates somewhat quickly, this concerns me.
So... the question is... does that mean, it's not really "done" and ready to bottle, or should I go ahead and bottle it, without priming it? I'm not interested in having bottle bombs in my house, if the stuff will be overconditioned in the bottles.
The hydrometer says that it's done. It reads 1.010 almost on the dot. The carbonation in the secondary has me a little concerned, though. Along with the yeast trub trace on the ridges on the sides of the carboy. I ***really*** don't want to have popping bottles.
Am I missing something? I don't recall my other batches having that much carbonation evident before bottling.