Originally Posted by Rbeckett
Darn. The last two batches I brewed were way over bittered even with just using the packet in the kit and following the specific timing instructions, and they both produced a large number of overcarbed bottle bombs that blew up in my kegerator. I checked and rechecked everything and still cant get it right...
If you are getting bottle bombs and overcarbonatiin, I'd wager that your bottling them before fermentation is done. How long are you fermenting for, and have you taken gravity readings prior to bottling?
The bitterness might be from the overcarbing... Carbonic acid can have a bit of a bite to it.