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Old 08-27-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
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Well - long story short. I am the dude with the clove meat marinade (actually started as a hefeweizen wheat that overheated just a tad). I decided to keep the batch and let it sit for a few months in the carboy. Unsure if the yeast had autolyzed, I tossed in a batch of priming sugar and kept it in the carboy to see what happens. The yeast was active (didn't need to re-pitch) and the airlock was busy. Here's the problem....

This batch has been sitting for over a week and I decided to test a little sample last night. When siphoned from the carboy into a glass, it appeared to be somewhat carbonated. Rut-Row. Now how do I calculate the amount of priming sugar to make sure that I don't pop the bottle tops? Would the ceramic top bottles be better to use?

Thanks in advance - Paul


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you could leave it to stop fermenting and go flat again and then prime as normal


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Old 08-28-2005, 12:38 AM   #3
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I concur.
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I'll third that motion. I'll bet it has a kinda dry finish to it.

Next time why don't you just try a sample, rather than throw more stuff into a batch you're trying to save?
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:38 AM   #5
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Next time why don't you just try a sample, rather than throw more stuff into a batch you're trying to save?
That's exactly what I did. Clove taste so strong, wouldn't have picked out any other off flavors. I was actually going to toss the batch, and it was recommended that I try to save it and age it. Guess everybody has their own opinion... Including me.


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