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.