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Old 08-16-2011, 02:09 AM   #1
Mar 2011
Dayton, Ohio
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I wanted to enter my Rye-Wheat IPA in a competition, but I'm worried that the beer is over-carbonated. Even after chilling the beers in the fridge for a couple of days, they still overflow with foam when I open them. Then when they are poured, the head is very tall because of the over-carbonation. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Used the same techniques as before, used the same amount of sugar as before (5 oz. for a 5g batch), and sanitized like crazy. The beer tastes great, but is very foamy and there is a lot more carbonation than usual.

Is there anything I can do before the competition to make the beer less foamy and carbonated? Will they chill the beer before they judge it? Should I even enter the beer? How many points can I lose for the problems I'm having?

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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Mar 2011
Lawrenceville, GA, GA
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It's always good to enter and get your beer evaluated. Most of the times they will tell you how to fix it. You could try and pry open a bottle, then recap.

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