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Old 06-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Today, I'm bottling a Saison fermented with 3724. It's been at 1.004 for three days. (OG was 1.045.) I don't have enough heavy Belgian bottles to carbonate to 3+ volumes, so this batch will be carbonated to 2.75 volumes in standard 12 oz longnecks.

It's my first experience with such an extremely attenuative yeast. Gravity appears stable, but I'm curious--if the DuPont yeast woke up in the bottles, and brought the gravity down two more points to 1.002, would I be looking at slightly more carbonated bottles, or would the carbonation be excessive enough to create bombs?

What difference does two points make?



 
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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It should ADD about 1.3 volumes to whatever residual carbonation is extant.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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Thanks, 944. I'm going to put off bottling. I have a feeling about this yeast, that if I give it a couple more weeks it will inch toward 1.000. If I can wait that long, whatever the FG is, I'll feel more comfortable bottling to 2.75 volumes.

 
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