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Old 05-08-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default How do I fix over carbonated bottled beer?

I tried uncapping a six pack and letting them sit for about 10-15 mins but that wasn't long enough. How long should i let them sit with the cap off? Should I let them sit for an hour or two? Granted they will be covered with something, maybe sanitized tinfoil to prevent infection. Anyone run into this problem and fix the issue? I have over a case of un drinkable beer...

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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How bad is it? Gushers, or just too much bubbles for our snobby tastes?

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Time heals all wounds.

Let them sit with caps on in the fridge for a few more weeks.

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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O its drinkable ... I have had it happen a few times I think many have , I usually crack it open pour it instantly into a wide deep (Big)Mug give it head room let it sit down then , Also I found if you get them very cold 36deg or so they seem to fome over less than if they were warm

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How bad is it? Gushers, or just too much bubbles for our snobby tastes?
No gushers. Just way too much bubbles which is really messing with the taste.
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Just get them nice and cold. That way you can pour them in your glass and sit for a while to degas while they warm to the proper drinking temp.

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If chilling doesn't resolve your problem, caps can be lifted and reseated, often without new caps. I have done this without any problems twice. If the overcarbonation is severe, you may want to allow the caps to rest loose on the bottles for a bit. If not, just the release of the headspace co2 may be sufficient. I've done both and been delighted (maybe lucky) with the result.

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I've had a few cases of way over carbonated gushers. I use the glass Grolsh bottles with the rubber flip caps. During bottling it will usually be the result of adding too much dextrose. Brew Canada instructions advise 1 to 1 1/4 cups of dextrose. Always go with the 1 cup. If after 2 weeks from bottling the beer isn't carbonated very will, let it be for a month or so. i've gone back to the beer and found flat beer later properly carbonated.
Gushers - well, I'd crack a few of them in the sink, let them boil over for a while (20 minutes), then maybe make 1 beer out of 3 bottles.

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I ended up dumping the whole batch. Tasted different, not bad, but not what I was going for. I vented the bottles and the carbonation was off after that. Chocked that one up as a loss and gave the plants a drink.

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I ended up dumping the whole batch. Tasted different, not bad, but not what I was going for. I vented the bottles and the carbonation was off after that. Chocked that one up as a loss and gave the plants a drink.
You dumped an entire batch of "not bad" beer?????????
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