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Old 01-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #21
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:52 PM   #22
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Pretty sure fermentation was finished. 17oz bottles for a heaped teaspoon. Far too much lol. So should I release the gas every once in a while do u think
Personally, I'd transfer one of your swing tops into a clean, sterilized PET bottle. Squeeze gently, then seal the cap. That way you can see it blow up and squeeze it and feel if it's getting too carbed again. You'll have to keep it out of the light, or you'll get a skunky beer though.

Are you sure you grabbed a "teaspoon" out of the drawer? Most people don't even own teaspoons. It would be toddler-sized. Most people own "tablespoons" and "soup spoons".

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I shall invest seems like more sterilising and cleaning. I was previously using carb drops
Nothing wrong with carb drops except price, and some people say the Munton's brand leave an off-taste.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:05 PM   #23
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Yah I reread the instructions and it said level teaspoon. I'm pretty sure I used the biggest teaspoon I had and heaped it. Ah well I'll learn some day
Just for future reference, 3 teaspoons (tsp) equals 1 tablespoon (TBSP) 1 heaping tablespoon is probably closer to 3.5 to 4 teaspoons. Your biggest tsp was probably a TBSP. There are only 16 TBSP in a cup to give you perspective. Good luck with your beer
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:15 PM   #24
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Thanks for all your great help I have bottled half of the brew in pet bottles some with carb drops. Lots of room for squeeze in those and the other pet bottles hard as nails with the Demerara sugar. Swing tops in a dark spot not as warm will leave for a couple more weeks than recommended.
Really appreciate all the advice thanks again.
Oh and it's def a teaspoon lol. We drink lots of tea here : ). Ill blame the wife she put the sugar in for me !

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #25
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Brewtah is probably right. When u said "biggest teaspoon I could find" alarms went off in my head. Id bet it was a tablespoon that you used and if was heaping then you've got about 4 teaspoons worth. Swing top bottles are supposed to handle up to 10 volumes of co2 and you would get close to that with 4 times the sugar. Add in a hot kitchen and that will break the bottle. Get a set of measuring spoons if you're going to add sugar to each bottle. You'll want them for other brewing ingredients anyway, like Irish moss, gelatin, sanitizers, etc.

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It's the one on the left : ). I know now its too big. Def a lesson learned.

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Those are not measuring spoons.

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