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Old 09-06-2006, 03:26 PM   #1
Aug 2006
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Did some bottling last night, but added way too much DME for priming. I was making a 2 gallon batch to finish off some spare DME I has left over from a previous batch.

I had planned on using just under 1/2 cup of DME for priming, but I added 2/3 cup instead (too many homebrews before I started!)

I'm using 1 litre plastic bottles (screw-cap type soda bottles). Will this be a problem? Should I unscrew the caps to let-off some pressure?

Please help!
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
I use secondaries. :p
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Originally Posted by nanoBrewer
Will this be a problem? Should I unscrew the caps to let-off some pressure?

Please help!
might be an issue. periodically check them and vent a little gas. also, you can stick them in the fridge (cold) when they are carbonated properly to stop the yeast from continuing.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:52 PM   #3
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Have you ever made a dry ice or No2 bomb with plastic 2 liter bottles?
It takes a lot of presure to blow them up. I think it may just come out over carbed.
to quote CC, Cha-Ching $0.02

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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That's only 130% recommended carbonation based on 1.25C /5gal. You should be fine.
Every little thing is gonna be alright.

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Old 09-07-2006, 02:35 AM   #5
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Check it often and place them in the fridge when the carb level is right for you.
HB Bill

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