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Old 09-04-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Ok, Just about to bottle and due to a couple of unforeseen circumstances I ended up with just over three gallons of beer in my bottling bucket, but I already added enough corn sugar (3/4 cup) for 5 gallons.

Am I at risk for bottle bombs? Any ideas what to do?

I could probably get another gallon if I wait an hour or two (yes, the remaining was accidently shaken and is currently FULL of yeast).

Thanks in advance

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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I think that I'd wait for the other gallon.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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Currently waiting it out, but the settling process seems to be VERY slow going.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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Throw it in the fridge, crash cool...

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #5
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ok, in the fridge it goes... thanks.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #6
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Also to help get the last bit of beer out of a sort of cloudy fermenter, I've transferred as much liquid as possible (cloudy stuff included, everything liquid!) to a taller, thinner container. I have some buckets that are taller and thinner, or a small 1 gallon container that is tall and thin. Crash cool it in that, and you'll be able to extract more beer from the yeast after it drops due to the width of the fermenter

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:11 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for the help. Ended up being able to get about another gallon out before I got back into the funk zone. Still a bit short, but nothing that should be over the top carbed. Some lessons learned though, and some great smelling IPA's in bottle.

Thanks again!

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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Right on, worst case now you'll just have a higher carbed IPA, you're in the safe zone

 
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