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Old 06-23-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default HELP! Might have overprimed...

As I usually do I prepared the priming solution for a 5 gallon batch, cooled it, and placed it at the bottom of the bottling bucket. Next I proceeded to transfer from the primary but lost about 3/4 of a gallon of beer due to a large amount of the hops used in dry hopping not dropping.

I just realized that the mix of priming solution was for 5 gallons and I ended up with 4 and a bit. What to do? Am I doomed to bombs?

For the moment I placed the bottles in the cooler at 65 degress. Your guidance will be appreciated.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:45 PM   #2
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They should not be bottle bombs, just a little more carbed than usual. I would try one at 2 weeks and if it is good, get the bottles in the fridge to stop carbing.
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you ahve to REALLY overshoot the sugar to get bombs. you'll be fine, just kinda fizzy beer.
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