Carbonation 1 Question/1 Problem - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Carbonation 1 Question/1 Problem

Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
Mar 2010
San Diego
Posts: 3

First with the carbonation problem:

I finished and bottled my first brew on the 6th of March. The beer is a "Noble" Trappist Ale from a kit. The kit instructions said to use 5 oz of corn sugar (which was included in the kit). After tasting my first bottle last night I came to two conclusions 1. WOW, it's good, and 2. Wow, it's over carbonated.

I've been reading that I could uncap and let these bottle vent to get rid of some of the carbonation. But my questions about this are, should I do this? How long of having the beers uncapped will get a desirable change? Or any other advice you guys might have.

Now with the carbonation question:

I bought a party pig for my next pale ale which is currently conditioning in the secondary. It says the 2 1/4 gallons of beer that will be stored in it only need 1/3 to 1/4 a cup of priming sugar, but the rest of the 2 3/4 gallons of beer is going to need the normal amount. Has anyone figured out an easy way to do this that doesn't involve carbonation drops in the beer bottles?

Thanks in advance.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
Nov 2009
Posts: 239
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Yeah, 5 oz is too much a lot of the time. I generally only end up using 3.5 oz or so.

Decarbing bottled beer isn't something that I would try. I'm sure it would be doable, you'd probably just want to figure out what temperature to get the bottles down to, allow them to stabilize at that temperature and then pop them and recap to clear the head. Just be careful to scale the amount of sugar correctly for your now smaller bottle arrangement.

As far as carbing the TAD system, what I've done in the past is to make two separate batches of priming sugar, one for the TAD bottle, the other for the bottling bucket. Add the boiled sugar to the respective vessels (make sure you cool the sugar for the TAD) and then just siphon in your beer.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Under-Carbonation Problem! paint_it_black General Techniques 16 09-14-2013 02:41 AM
Is over-carbonation a big problem? Pyrenus Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 02-27-2011 05:38 PM
Carbonation Problem Sky7 Bottling/Kegging 5 10-28-2009 04:50 PM
Carbonation problem papamike Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 07-21-2009 08:04 PM
carbonation problem ohad Bottling/Kegging 18 08-15-2007 05:15 AM

Forum Jump