Re-carbing 500ml bottles
Is the 'search' function for hbt working for everyone else right now? Every time I go to use it I just get brought to an unhelpful database. I notice that its not 'powered' by google anymore, I wonder if that has anything to do with it.... Anyways.
So I got a new (larger) autosiphon a while ago and used it my first time when I was bottling. I usually lose about a gallon of beer bottling with my last autosiphon due to a combo of yeast cake and my siphon not reaching all the way to the bottom of my carboy. This is usually not a big deal for me because the beer that I bottle comes out super clean from not disturbing the yeast.
This time, to my pleasant surprise, my larger autosiphon got almost every last drop of sweet sweet beer out of the carboy with out disturbing the yeast! Problem being that I underestimated how much priming sugar I would need because I only accounted for 3.0 gallons of beer and actually got just a little over 3.5 gallons. (It was a 4 gallon batch)
So now my beer is damn near flat because I was shooting for low carbonation for the style to begin with.
So what I was thinking was that since I use 500ml bottles, I would just drop a carb tab in each one, recap, and wait a little while longer. The instructions on the carb tabs that I have say to use 1 drop per 12oz (341ml) bottle.
Too much carb? Bottle bomb potential? Opinions? Thoughts?
Also, feel free to chime in on this question: what's worse? Overcarbed, or undercarbed beer?
Oh, and just so we can get these counter questions out of the way. The bottles have been carbing for 3 weeks at 69-70 degrees and have sat 5 days min. in the fridge.
Fermenter 1 - Nothing!
Fermenter 2 - Dry as a bone
Drinking - various craft brews, Tiny Bottom PA
Beer styles I'm trying to nail down: APA, Porter, Mild, Amber, & Something Yellow and Fizzy.