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Old 03-18-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Over-carbed...what next?

Hi All,

I posted a week or so ago about a bottling mishap that resulted in 5 oz. of priming sugar being used for around 4 gal of Irish red ale. Replys ranged from "you'll be fine" to "expect bottle bombs".

Bottling was 9 days ago, and there have been no explosions to date. This evening my anticipation/impatience got the best of me and I chilled and popped open the first bottle. As expected, it tasted young and was very carbonated.

My question is...if it is already so bubbly after 9 days, what will happen next? Will it get better, worse, explode? Not sure that anything can be done at this point, but any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:53 AM   #2
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I would say at this point it should be at its max carbonation. It won't go because it is trapped in the bottle.

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Throw two or three in the fridge for a couple days and start drinking!

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Just wait another week or more. You can't predict based on what you've seen so far.

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Just wait another week or more. You can't predict based on what you've seen so far.
I figured as much and don't plan on drinking any more for the next week or so. I guess I was just concerned that if they are already this carbed at 9 days, are the bottles going to start blowing soon?

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:03 AM   #6
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There was another thread like yours recently and this is quite normal. The carbonation will find its way into the beer as it conditions.

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