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Old 03-06-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience with their bombers (22 oz) bottles being over carbed and the 12 oz bottles being almost under carbed. All out of the same batch. All conditioned for 4+ weeks at 70 and all cold crashed 5+ days before consuming. Curious about why this is. Thanks in advance.

 
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:27 AM   #2
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What kind of beer, was it a wheat?
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:22 AM   #3
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:09 AM   #4
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Anyone???

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:10 AM   #5
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The only thing I can think of is headspace- if there was too much headspace in the bombers, that would have them be overcarbed.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:12 AM   #6
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Good tip. Never thought of that. So less head space is better than too much head space??

 
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Good tip. Never thought of that. So less head space is better than too much head space??
Well, not "less" exactly- but the proper amount, about 1" to 1.5" from the top of the bottle but above the "neck".
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:06 AM   #8
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I'm going to start using the amount stated on beersmith for the given recipe. That should level things out.

 
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #9
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Anyone???
I've had problems with my wheat beer recipe. It seems kind of consistent. I made a video of myself filling up 7 pint glasses with foam.

I deleted the account from Youtube and lost it though.
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I'm going to ask what would seem to be a simple question. Which bottles did you fill first, and how do you ensure your priming sugar is evenly distributed?

When I switched up my bottling procedure I had to make extra sure that I properly mix my priming sugar because of using a 10gal corny. I don't prescribe to the bottle size having an effect. I will sometimes fill many different bottle sizes in the same bottling run depending on the beer. Some of my belgians will get a 3L bottle for a trappist style party I want to have. I've done a 6000ml, 3000ml, 1500ml, 750ml, and 330ml bottles all in the same run all pouring apparently the same carb. Headspace may have an effect but when we're talking volume in a bottle neck we're talking very small amounts. So I can't see the head space making a drastically different carb level in a 22oz vs a 12oz. Also if you're using a bottling wand then your head space is ROUGHLY the same. Sure you have a slightly larger amount of volume displacement because its a taller bottle. However the volume is rather small.
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