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Old 03-11-2014, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default First gushers :/

Brewed a partial mash beer and bottled it 2 days ago. Opened a bottle today and it was a gusher. Foam everywhere. So I opened each one of them, let the pressure come out and recapped them. Was thinking to move them to cold attic (about 10c) or outside (about 0-5c)

Og was 1.040, FG was 1.013 when bottled, and I added 117 grams of glucose for 14 litre batch in priming (the package said use 20% more than normal table sugar)

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:56 AM   #2
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Could have just been that they were warm. Since you've already recapped there's no way to know. But in the future try chilling it for a day or so before popping it

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Old 03-11-2014, 10:08 AM   #3
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Leave it alone for a couple of weeks. I made this mistake myself, turns out the rush of co2 in the headspace escaping "pulled" the beer up with it. After conditioning the co2 will dissolve into the beer and life will be better.

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Old 03-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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If you don't have something like beersmith, this is a quick tool to check different priming sugars - plug in your volume, style, and calculate

http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/

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Thanks, I do have Beersmith and calculated the priming sugars with it.

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Did you make a priming solution, and if so did you cool it down? I didn't cool down my solution once which resulted in it being badly mixed in with my beer. Some of my beers were flat and some were gushers.


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I did priming solution and cool it down. All the bottles were gushers.

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Opened too soon. There may be no problem. Watch this:

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Ok so basically I shouldnt worry too much. It was the first time I used Beer Smith's priming calculator and was worried of exploding bottles. Heard earlier that you should open bottles to check there's not too much carbonation and was scared of the gushing after just 2 days.

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No, I wouldn't worry. Unless your scale was wrong or you used priming sugar for 5 gallons, but only bottled 4.

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