to much priming sugar? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > to much priming sugar?

Thread Tools
Old 05-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
Apr 2012
Posts: 9

I had some problems siphoning my beer to the bottling bucket and ended up with 4 gallons. I just realized I put the entire package of sugar that was meant for 5 gallons. Should I worry about bottle bomb?

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
helibrewer's Avatar
Nov 2011
Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 3,820
Liked 327 Times on 276 Posts

A 5 oz package? At 68F that will give you about 3.3 volumes of CO2 which is a lot of carbonation.
Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Kegged: Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
On Deck: German Lager

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
Aug 2011
forest hill, maryland
Posts: 42

No you should be okay. It'll carb up faster though, I do this all the time because I like my beer to be a little more carbonated than the standard 3/4 cup dextrose that most recipes call for.

What was the final gravity when you bottled?

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
May 2012
Aberdeen, SD
Posts: 249
Liked 15 Times on 11 Posts

Dammit! I just bottled mine on Saturday and didn't even think of batch was a little short too, and I put a 5oz bag in too.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
Golddiggie's Avatar
Dec 2010
Posts: 11,995
Liked 497 Times on 431 Posts

What did you bottle? Depending on what it is/was more carbonation could either good or horrible. Check with one of the carbonation calc sites to see what you got for CO2 volumes. Also check to see what the range is for the style of brew. If it was a porter or stout, it's pretty f'd up.
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
Jul 2011
Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,368
Liked 508 Times on 470 Posts

Probably just going to wind up with over carbonated beer but to be safe I would place the bottles in an enclosed container, better safe than sorry

Most likely you will wind up with a lot I gushing bottles
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
Jan 2009
Corvallis, OR
Posts: 456
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
Jsmith82's Avatar
Jan 2011
St. Louis, MO
Posts: 648
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

You're screwed bud, pack em' up and send them to your old buddy Jsmith82 for proper disposal.
Bottled: 2012 DFH 120min IPA
Kegged: Citra Otter SMaSH IPA
Primary: Welch's Wine

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Forum Jump