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Old 12-20-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
Sep 2012
Chicago, IL
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Once they make the 3 weeks are they pretty much safe, or would the jostling of moving and transporting them in my brother's car increase the likelihood of explosion?

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:59 AM   #2
Dec 2010
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It's more about when you bottle. If you bottle when your gravity is TOO high, say 1.018+ for normal ale's, you could have bottle bombs because you are putting more sugar in the bottle for the yeast to eat (priming sugar), creating another mini-fermentation. 3 weeks bottle conditioning is good, but 4-5 is even better!

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:26 AM   #3
Nov 2012
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Yes, 3 weeks without a bomb means you are more or less good to go unless you have a bacterial infection.

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:47 AM   #4
Apr 2012
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If you are worried, chill one down and carefully pop it open. If it spews like a geyser or acts like a shaken can of suds it might be a little overcarbed.


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