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Old 02-10-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
Feb 2011
Albertville, MN
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Just went to bottle my 2nd beer, and when I racked it to the bottle bucket, I realized that I had only topped it up to 4 gallons in the primary. Does anyone know how this will affect my beer, and also, should be concerned about bottle bombs with more priming sugar in each bottle?

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:16 PM   #2
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i would say that you might want to worry about bottle bombs. though i haven't had one yet (knock on wood), but i'm consistently worried about. someone else with more experience might be able to tell you better though

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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Naw, if you primed for 5 and only have 4 you should be OK. Done that plenty myself!
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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your beer may be a bit stronger and heavier thought. alcohol and body wise though. should still be drinkable though. your fine. rdwhahb!
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:21 PM   #5
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If it was 5 oz. of corn sugar for priming, then you would have ended up with 2.7 vols. of CO2 for 5 gallons. With it being 4 gals, you ended up with 3.15 Vols.

Not enough to worry about, like passed said. It'll just be a little more carbed than normal.

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