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Old 06-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Did everything as I have always done with the exception of the amount of sugar used. Inrewmaster's calc. Told me to use 2.83 oz of table sugar for an ipa. I boiled 2 cups of water with the sugar poured in sanitized bottling bucket and then racked on top of it to mix solution well ( as I do with corn sugar.) Well the first 6 I opened were flat. I went to put more in the fridge this morning and to my surprise BOTTLE BOMB. What a mess. Anyone else had problems with table sugar?



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Old 06-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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No, it works just as well as corn sugar for me. The amount you used was very low- I use more like 4-4.5 ounces of table sugar for a 5 gallon batch of IPA. It must not have been mixed in well.



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Old 06-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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are you mixing your priming sugar into your wort with a santized spoon? everyone states that it mixed well enough when racking on top of the priming sugar but i still mix it everytime to be sure and consistent

also if you have many flat and only 1 or 2 bottle bombs. The exploding bottles may have had infections

What are your sanatizing methods?

Theres a whole load of reasons you ended up with the result you did. If you constantly have this problem i would look into your steps of sanitizing and bottling.

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I once racked onto my sugar without stirring and didn't realize it until I went to clean my bottling bucket ad found a nice layer of sugar on the bottom.That may have been when I started collecting kegging gear!

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I soak bottles in oxyclean for a day rinse and then sanitize everything with a no rinse sanitizer anything that comes into contact with the beer I sanitize. I am convinced that it was not mixed well. Only one bomb though and like I said the first 6 I opened were flat. One thing I do not slack on is my sanitizing. Bottling bucket bottles hose racking cane bottle wand everything gets sanitized. I don't like stirring in the bucket which is why I just rack on top of priming solution. I have always had great results with this up until using table sugar

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Yeah, I'd definitely say it sounds like uneven mixing of the sugar soln. Try stirring next time.

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I use table sugar all the time and make sure its totally dissolved and boil 10 min put in bottling bucket and put racking hose so it creates a swirl have never had an issue yet

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I use table sugar all the time and make sure its totally dissolved and boil 10 min put in bottling bucket and put racking hose so it creates a swirl have never had an issue yet
This is what I normally do and exactly what I did with the table sugar
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I used table sugar for a long time. It works fine.

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This is what I normally do and exactly what I did with the table sugar
I use in between 1/2 and 3/4 cup not sure of the ounces but the amount you used seems kinda light as far as the bottle bombs infection? low head space I dont know


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