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Old 04-08-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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so i brewed a batch of Brooklyn brew shops chestnut brow ale, everything went smoothly.. i let it sit for a few weeks then put it into bottles

three weeks later (today) i put a few bottles in the fridge to cool off..
i just opened two of them and they exploded in FOAM! totally undrinkable

what am i doing wrong here??, im so angry lol

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Old 04-08-2011, 06:48 PM   #2
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how did you carbonate? If you did not over carbonate it could be an infection.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
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The Co2 gets produced at warm temps and absorbed at cool temps. The Co2 has not been absorbed yet. You need to let it sit in the fridge to allow this to happen.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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Don't be angry. Put them in the fridge and let the Co2 absorb into the beer. I'll say at least 3 days, Revvy will tell you to lock it up for a week at least.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:51 PM   #5
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okok thanks

 
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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Did you check the gravity at all to be sure it was done fermenting?

 
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:30 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Did you check the gravity at all to be sure it was done fermenting?
I second this. It might not be your scenario but never let an air lock tell you when your beer is done fermenting.

 
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:42 PM   #8
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Sounds like a case of overcarb or bottling before fermentation was complete, but after 3 weeks I'd assume the former.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:32 PM   #9
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I just posted this elsewhere today, but this is likely Brooklyn Brew Shop's fault for not including a hydrometer in their kit, and then telling everyone to bottle after two weeks. They also tell you to use 3 TBSP/gallon honey to prime, and perhaps my math is off but when I checked that, it seemed like 2 TBSP would be more appropriate.

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:09 AM   #10
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Don't be angry. Put them in the fridge and let the Co2 absorb into the beer.
I don't refrigerate my beer after it's been bottled. Will cooling it really reduce the combination. Stall, let us know if this helped.

 
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