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Old 11-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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I think there's a serious risk of bottle bombs here. Most sources recommend you stay below 3 volumes of CO2 in standard glass bottles, and you're at 4.5. It's a little worse since it's mostly in bombers, that's going to mean less headspace for more beer so the pressure will be even higher!

You might be OK, but I'd definitely keep these in a big tupperware bin or something while they're conditioning. And once they're carbonated, keep them in the fridge!

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:53 AM   #12
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Decided to burp and recrimp each bottle on about day five.

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:50 AM   #13
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #14
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Venting each bottle really seems to be doing the trick.
I vent the cap and watch for foam to fill the neck. When foam reaches the cap I stop the vent. I do this every 3 days or so until foam stops rising to the top.

I then chill and drink. Carb is perfect!
I was a little anxious on one bottle and chilled before my "process" was complete. WAY to much fizz and big difference in flavor profile.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:56 AM   #15
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So by venting you mean that you start to open it with a bottle opener then stop? That works?

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #16
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So by venting you mean that you start to open it with a bottle opener then stop? That works?
Yes exactly.
I still have a few that I am venting. Foam is still rising to the top.
I've been crimping the caps as well on the ones that need more venting.

So far this process has worked great. PITA though.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #17
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Yes exactly.
I still have a few that I am venting. Foam is still rising to the top.
I've been crimping the caps as well on the ones that need more venting.

So far this process has worked great. PITA though.
Last night I had my first bottle bomb ever. I have quite a bit of overcarbed barleywine. Woohoo!!!!

 
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #18
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I've been babysitting an over carbonated Saison that I bottled in 750's with corks. (Damn 3711!!) About 2 months ago I discovered that they were way over carbonated. So I started 'venting' the co2 by uncorking and then re corking each bottle. I did this 3 times and now the carbonation is back to where it should be. PITA indeed, but better than throwing away beer.

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:37 PM   #19
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Worked brilliantly so far.

 
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #20
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Worked brilliantly so far.
Good to hear!
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Avoid bottle bombs on overcarbed beers: Vent until foam recedes.

 
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