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Old 05-13-2013, 03:47 AM   #1
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So I'm now drinking my first two brews! A Russian Imperial Stout and a standard IPA! The RIS is awesome and so is the IPA, but the IPA has a crazy carbonated head to every bottle so far! Any suggestions on why the head is so strong and the carbonation and crazy head??

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:11 AM   #2
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How are you carbonating your beer? Are you batch priming?

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #3
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Did you use a priming calculator ? I have had one batch where it was severely over carbed. Have not made that mistake again with using a priming calc. I also keg now.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:21 AM   #4
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Weigh the sugar instead of measuring by volume.

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Did you use a priming calculator ? I have had one batch where it was severely over carbed. Have not made that mistake again with using a priming calc. I also keg now.
It was an extract kit so I used the priming sugar provided!
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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I bet you bottled before your fementation was over

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I bet you bottled before your fementation was over
It fermented for over 4 weeks and checked gravity 3 times the last week 2 days between each check and gravity never changed, so I'm pretty confident fermentation was done. But maybe not.....
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Do you remember how much priming sugar came with your kit?

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