Another Bottle Bomb Question..... - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Another Bottle Bomb Question.....

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
RedHeadBrew25
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
DC
Posts: 42


Alright, so here's the scenario (try your best to ignore all the nood mistakes):

So I just finished bottling an IIPA extract kit, which I dry-hopped heavily (w/o a hop bag) and when all was said and done I was left with approximately 3 gallons out of a 5 gallon batch due to large amount of trub and hop material still left in the secondary.

The kit came with 4.5 oz of priming sugar, which I foolishly did not adjust to the proper amount and simply added the entire 4.5 oz to the beer before bottling.

So my question is does this recipe of 3 gallons with 4.5 oz. of priming sugar spell bottle bombs or just an overcarbed IIPA?

By the way, the FG was where is should have been and had been holding steady for several days, so no worries there.

Thanks in advance! Brew on.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
NorCalAngler
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Roseville, CA
Posts: 702
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


You will get approximately 3.6 volumes of Co2, which is what the weizen style calls for. You shouldn't get bottle bombs if you store them at room temp, but it will be overcarbonated for the style.
__________________
Drink what you like and share when you can. Support your local breweries.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
stedtale
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Pig's Eye, MN
Posts: 269

I just bottled 4.153 gallons of Kölsch with 5 oz of priming sugar and it's fine...well over carbed, but no bombs (about 3.2 CO2 volumes). By my calcs you did about 3.6 COs volumes.

Someone with more experience will have to comment of the strength of bottles at that CO2 volume.
__________________
www.wdesignstudios.com
musician | graphic designer

Future Brews: Something Belgian...dubbel...anyone got a good one?
Primary: Irish Red Ale
Secondary: empty
Bottled: Kölsch, Creamy Ginger Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #4
ThoricourtBrewing
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Belgium
Posts: 42

I wouldn't worry about it as long as you're sure fermentation was complete prior to bottling. By my calculations (BeerSmith) 4.5 oz of priming sugar would put you at about 3.6 volumes of CO2. Thus, no bottle bombs; just a more sparkly IIPA! Personally, I'm overly paranoid about all my brewing operations, so I tuck away my bottles in a covered plastic container (just in case). That way, I'm not tip-toeing ninja style everytime I pass through my brewery room in fear of shrapnel!

Dan

Reason: Bad math....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
Gman2
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Denver
Posts: 51

I also made the same mistake last week with my first batch. I have not had any bottle bombs and am letting the beer carb at lower temps to slow down any overcarbing. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just had a bottle bomb CrapulencePants General Beer Discussion 17 04-06-2010 09:08 AM
My First Bottle Bomb Question Tech211 Bottling/Kegging 0 03-25-2009 12:43 AM
First bottle bomb question climateboy Bottling/Kegging 5 12-28-2008 11:44 PM
1st Bottle bomb - more to come? iXanadu Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 11-30-2008 04:25 AM
Bottle bomb question pintocb Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-17-2008 12:34 AM


Forum Jump