Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Overcarbed
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
dataz722
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dataz722's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middletown, De
Posts: 36,548
Liked 3031 Times on 2979 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default Overcarbed

I have a batch that I bottled about 4-5 weeks ago atleast and it is now extremly over-carbed. It is carbed to th point that it is almost like soda. If I were to just take the caps off and let them sit for a few minutes then recap them will this help and will it cause any problems? If i should do this about how long should i leave it uncapped? Thanks.


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
Sorry, I am sworn as a mod to disagree with the above statement. But as a rational person, I do agree.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
I was wrong
dataz722 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,346
Liked 725 Times on 406 Posts
Likes Given: 262

Default

Did you properly chill the bottle or open it at room temp?

If you degass you would need to have the bottles at room temp. Cold beverage holds on to CO2.

I'd crack the top but not remove the cap. Let them sit for an hour or so and then recap. The length of rest time really depends on how OC'd your beers are. They sound severely OC'd. You can always do a few bottles first...recap and chill and then taste test.

When you recap, give the bottle a slight rocking to get the beer to foam. Then you'll be capping on foam (CO2) and not oxygen.


BierMuncher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2008, 10:10 PM   #3
dataz722
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dataz722's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middletown, De
Posts: 36,548
Liked 3031 Times on 2979 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Thanks, I have 12 in the fridge and those were the ones I tried. Ive had maybe 5 I think. The rest are still in the basement at room temp so I will try it with those. Thanks.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
Sorry, I am sworn as a mod to disagree with the above statement. But as a rational person, I do agree.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
I was wrong
dataz722 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
malkore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

How long were they in the fridge? You gotta chill beer 48 hours to really gauge bottle carbonation.
__________________
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
malkore is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2008, 12:28 AM   #5
dataz722
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dataz722's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middletown, De
Posts: 36,548
Liked 3031 Times on 2979 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

They have been in there for about 3 weeks


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
Sorry, I am sworn as a mod to disagree with the above statement. But as a rational person, I do agree.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randar View Post
I was wrong
dataz722 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Overcarbed My Keg Buzz_Armstrong Bottling/Kegging 12 05-30-2009 02:10 PM
overcarbed keg pingi Bottling/Kegging 5 04-21-2009 05:14 PM
Oops ! Overcarbed hammer one Bottling/Kegging 3 01-13-2009 02:43 PM
Overcarbed Keg, will it get better? ScoutMan Bottling/Kegging 3 11-19-2007 12:59 AM
Hypothetical overcarbed keg clayof2day Bottling/Kegging 11 11-22-2006 05:03 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS