Originally Posted by techrunner
the only thing i'm still worriedabout is that i may end up with bottle bombs. i hope not, but the whole priming sugar water seems like a possible bad idea.
I had a bit of loss to a spigot left open on my last brew too. It was going from the MLT to the kettle but I've been doing this for a few years and the brain farts still happen, just less often with more experience.
I'm not sure what you mean by "priming sugar with water seems like a bad idea" and bottle bombs. I can see why you might be concerned with uneven carbonation based on what happened with this batch but in general it is a very safe and effective way to prime if done right.
Always boil the priming sugar and water mixture to drive out O2 and to sanitize it.
Always put the priming solution in the bottom of your bottling bucket before you rack your beer into the bucket. This way the act of siphoning into the bottling bucket will mix the priming solution and beer effectively.
In general be careful to minimize O2 interaction with the beer once the fermentation is complete and having the beer enter the bottom of the bottling bucket helps reduce O2 interaction AND the even mixing of the priming solution.
Is there a process that you think might be better than the "priming sugar with water" which "seems like a bad idea" to you?