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Old 04-06-2008, 11:56 PM   #1
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I was planning on bottling my 2 batches tonight, an oberon and a red. The oberon was fine, the red however is still producing some very small bubbles and has some collecting at the sides on the top. It was in primary for 1 week, OG 1.062, FG 1.020. Then transferred to secondary for 3 weeks...unfortunately our hydrometer is an hour and a half away. Is this safe to bottle, or is this a batch of bottle bombs waiting to happen? We've never seen bubbling this far out. Thanks!

 
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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I'm sure you don't want to hear this- but without a hydrometer reading, there is no way to tell.

The bubbling could be co2 off gassing, due to movement or temperature change. Or it could be re-fermentation kicked off by movement or temperature change!
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:11 AM   #3
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After 3 weeks it's probably OK, but remember the hydrometer next time. If the beer has warmed a little some CO2 will come out of solution and create some bubbles

 
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies, I'm going to wait til Thursday and see what it looks like...better safe than sorry. I've never experienced a bottle bomb and I never want to.

 
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