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Old 11-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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I bought a bag of corn sugar at my brew store assuming it was enough for a 5 gallon batch. I just bottled a 2.5 g batch and used half the bag stupidly without researching it. I put about 8oz in it where I guess I shoulda put 2ish. It's been 4 days and no explosion yet...


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You might want to uncap those suckers...carefully.


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Old 11-21-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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Any suggestions? Just refrigerate?
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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Any suggestions? Just refrigerate?
Yes, one very specific suggestion: "You might want to uncap those suckers...carefully."
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^^^^ The sooner the better. If you don't you're likely to have some live ordinance on your hands.
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As the above have said, open the bottles very carefully. Then, if you have access to a corny keg, very gently pour the beers in there, and seal. Then it can carbonate. I would suggest periodically releasing some of the pressure in the keg so it doesn't grossly over-carbonate. Alternatively, very gently pour the beers into a sanitized carboy or other fermenting vessel, and let some of the sugar carbonate for a few days, then re-bottle.
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Some pressure will be reduced if you stick em in the fridge before uncapping them, also reducing some gushing. Do this all very carefully because a little bump could make shrapnel fly all over.
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I bought a bag of corn sugar at my brew store assuming it was enough for a 5 gallon batch. I just bottled a 2.5 g batch and used half the bag stupidly without researching it. I put about 8oz in it where I guess I shoulda put 2ish. It's been 4 days and no explosion yet...
Please be carful opening those bottles.
I would not be in the mindset to let one explode and send small glass fragments everywhere before i decide what to do with the rest. Your bottles are carbing to around 5-6 volumes i would guess, normal bottles can hold 3. Chill uncap recap. 4 days should of fermented enough sugar out to be fine. You still might be left with a very carb'd beer.
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They're still only mildly carb'd. I opened them up and poured them back into a fermenter thinking I solved the problem, but one of the last beers had a big chunk of flesh looking crap plop in the bucket. It was some kind of mold. I pulled it out quickly but I feel like it may infect the whole batch now. Grrrr
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Has anyone seen a fleshy infection like this?


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