Bottle bombs in my future? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Bottle bombs in my future?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-15-2007, 12:08 AM   #1
neuron555
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Delmar NY
Posts: 255
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts



I have been working on this Belgian Tripel for 2 months now. I started at an OG of 1.105, but stalled out at 1.050. I repitched WLP530 (big starter) and got down to 1.034, where it stopped again. I then tossed in WLP715 (champagne yeast), and after 10 days it is holding at 1.030.

I am willing to accept that this is as far as it will go, even though it tastes pretty sweet still. The odd thing is that it is basically carbonated in the carboy. If I shake it up, it foams up, and a sample taken out is fizzy. I thought that there must still be fermentation going on, but it has been at 1.030 for 3-4 days.

What gives with this? I'm afraid that if I bottle, it will sound like downtown Baghdad in my basement. On the other hand, if it is still fermenting, why isn't the gravity going down??


__________________
"Better Living Through Chemistry"

Neuron Nanobrewery

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2007, 12:35 AM   #2
mrfocus
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Montreal, Canada
Posts: 573
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


See this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=44895

If the fermentation is at 1.030 and it's been stable for a few days, then I can only imagine it will be fine. White Labs WLP530 has an apparent attenuation of 75-80%, and you're at 71%.

What recipe did you use ? If you had steeping grains or inadequate enzymes, that could explain the high FG.


__________________
MOD EDIT: Sig only takes up 6 lines now. Fermenting: Apple cider x 2, Doppelbock, Red, Oatmeal Stout, West Coast IPA x 2
Bottle conditioning: RIS
Keg conditioning: La Fin du Monde clone
On tap: Maudite clone, Double Munchen, Oktoberfeast, Oktoberfest Pilsner
Planning: Brewed in 2011: 22 (2010: 15, 2009: 29, 2008: 21, 2007: 1)
Wine made in 2010: 6 kits (2009: 19, 2008: 30)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2007, 01:04 AM   #3
neuron555
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Delmar NY
Posts: 255
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


The recipe was LME and candi sugar with only 1/2 lb biscuit malt. I suspect the LME had some nonfermentables. I just haven't ever seen this much carbonation coming out of solution.
__________________
"Better Living Through Chemistry"

Neuron Nanobrewery

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2007, 04:31 AM   #4
malkore
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts


how hard are you shaking that carboy? i'd hate to think you were aerating it and causing oxidation.
__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did I just bottle future bombs? Opinions please. MrRoche Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 11-16-2009 04:18 AM
The Bottle of the Future? sethful Bottling/Kegging 9 07-19-2009 05:29 PM
I see a Better Bottle in my future... michael88n Equipment/Sanitation 16 07-03-2008 02:00 PM
Bottle Bombs? rich1852 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 10-21-2007 02:35 PM
My first bottle bombs! Jim Karr Bottling/Kegging 11 09-10-2006 06:12 PM


Forum Jump