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Old 04-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Well, I guess it happens to the beat of us sometimes. It blew the bottom section right off the bottle and the cap is still intact! I thought my fermentation had stalled but it apparently had a mind of its own. Fortunately most of the carnage was contained by the towel underneath the box.

I think I'll be moving the rest of this batch to my spare bathtub.

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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So what do you think caused the problem? What style were you brewing, what was your gravity at bottling, how much and with what did you prime?

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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It was an Irish Summer Ale kit that was my first partial mash. I got it from Austin homebrew. OG was 1.055. It stayed in the primary for 3 weeks. I measured 1.020 which was a bit high, but it held for three days and this style wasn't supposed to be that high ABV so I thought it should be ok.

Primed with their standard amount of corn sugar which I believe is 3/4 cup.

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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gig'em. I think that's more primer than I've used. could be a bad bottle...I had one snap off while capping.

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:42 AM   #5
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I've never heard of the amount of sugar in relation to beer style. Elaborate please.

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I was asking because different styles of beer are brewed with different levels of carbonation. Also I just wanted to know what was being brewed. One of the greatest parts of a website is learning from others' experience.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:35 AM   #7
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I checked the website and it is 4.5 oz. of corn sugar that is their standard amount for the 5 gallon batch. I don't think i stated but it was a 5 gallon kit. I will watch and see if any more let go.

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I checked the website and it is 4.5 oz. of corn sugar that is their standard amount for the 5 gallon batch. I don't think i stated but it was a 5 gallon kit. I will watch and see if any more let go.
I've always used 1 oz per gallon of beer. The 3/4 cup thing is not accurate cuz the stuff packs. Buy a gram/tenth oz scale and use it. They don't lie.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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So, not to drag out an old thread, but I only had one bottle explode from this batch. That is until yesterday. After over a month with no issues, I had a bottle from the same batch explode again. I'm wondering if the heat inside the house may have been an issue, it got pretty warm yesterday. I bet the house got up to 80 degrees. Back to the bath tub for the rest of the batch so I can keep an eye on them.

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #10
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put it in the fridge, cool it down and drink it quickly. More will likely come. The warmer temp likely contributed and if you cool it you should be ok.

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