Originally Posted by JimRausch
You know, they always package 5oz. and if you use a priming calculator it rarely calls for more than
I do feel better about your situation after reading you used 5oz. for 50 bottles. That should not be dangerous, assuming you were truly at FG. Just e x t r a foamy. Chill them well. Good Luck!
5 oz for a 5 gallon batch isn't only *safe but it's what I use every time I bottle a batch. Carbonation levels in beer is as much a style guideline as it is personal preference. (*safe: assumes fermentation was finished)
To me, most beers seem undercarbed when using less than 5oz/5gal. In fact, I once had a judge comment that a Blonde Ale I entered could be more carbonated for style. I used 5.2oz in that 5 gallon batch.
It's also worth noting that I use Turbinado Cane sugar which tends to ferment easier than corn sugar.
So I don't think the amount of priming sugar is the cause of foaming. You should chill one down and see if that helps.
Can you tell us how you sanitized everything at bottle time? Did you boil the water/priming sugar mixture, etc..?