Seems like a common question, but I couldn't find it in the search.
I'm bottling a Golden Strong this weekend and I was wondering how many volumes of CO2 are safe for regular bottles. I have a decent cache of belgian and swing top bottles, but not enough for 5.5 gallons. I was thinking of batch priming to the limit of the regular bottles then adding a bit more sugar to each bottle that can take the higher volumes of CO2 (mostly larger 1L bottles).
I've noticed that carbonation makes a BIG difference in my enjoyment of the belgians that I've made in the past. I want to try to get it right this time, especially because the beer tastes ready out of the fermenter, which is rare for big beers i've done.