Two weeks ago I bottled a Hefeweizen. I primed with 233g sucrose in 5 gallons of brew.
I was aiming for Bavarian style Hefeweizen at about 4.0 volumes CO2.
So, two weeks have gone past. In the past, when I have opened a bottle at the two week point, I get a satisfying pop, a little fizzle, pour it, and it comes out fine.
This time, I have BEER VOLCANOES! Tastes great, but it will literally foam out every drop of beer if I don't pour it off fast and let it settle.
I understand this is what some people call a "bottle bomb".
So, have I overprimed it? I used this to calculate my priming: TastyBrew.com | Homebrewing Calculators | Botting Priming Calculator
Or, am I being impatient, and I should wait another week or several to see how it goes?
And two things for future reference:
At about what CO2 level do BEER VOLCANOES usually become a problem?
And if I leave more headroom when bottling a high CO2 beer will that decrease the odds of having a BEER VOLCANO?
PS: No, it is not as fizzy as soda. Yes, I have tried letting it sit in the fridge for up to three days before opening it. Yes, it has been hot out lately. Yes, these are fliptop bottles so I can offgas by opening and closing them to reduce the volcano. My fermentation did not appear to be stuck, I had it in the primary for 3 weeks and the secondary for 2 weeks, OG was 1.045 - FG was 1.014. Expected OG/FG for the recipe were 1.49/1.015. SG was steady for 4 days before going into the secondary and 3 days before bottling.
PPS: Imagine BEER VOLCANO said in a deep, movie, dramatic voice.