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Old 06-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
Jun 2012
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Just bottled my first batch. After primary fermentation and secondary clearing, my batch was down to only 4 gallons (from 5). I worked hard to keep the trub out of my transfers, so I may have left too much good beer behind. Not noticing, I used the same amount of priming sugar the recipe called for--5 oz. I don't know enough yet to know whether I should fear bottle explosions. Will using the regular amount of priming sugar cause problems since I only bottled 4 gallons and not 5? Thoughts?

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
Jun 2012
Allentown, PA
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No worries at all. They will be a bit over carbed, but not to explosion. I have a batch that I did the same thing. Throw them in the fridge prior to opening and they won't even gush.

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
Mar 2012
spokane, wa
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I wouldn't worry about it at all if the fermentation was done.

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