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Old 10-25-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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So I made a big mistake and didn't realize it until now. I tried a bottle of my oatmeal stout (now 2 weeks since bottling) and its not very carbonated yet. I looked back at the directions and I put 3/4 of a pound of corn sugar in to prime instead of 3/4 of a cup. Any suggestions? I suppose I should get them out to the garage and off the carpet, its been around 64-66 degrees the last 2 weeks as well. Thanks for any help.

 
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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Holy Smokes! 12 ounces instead of 5 is not good. I think the only reason you have not had bombs is that you are keeping it too cold to ferment. Don't let those babies warm up without popping the caps off. I don't have any sage advice for you other than to get those bottle caps off before they blow up.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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should I let them ferment in the colder temp until they reach a decent level of carbonation and then toss them in the fridge?

 
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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Take the caps off! ASAP!
maybe just dump it CAREFULLY back into a fermentor and let the yeast run it's course. Then try again with 5 oz of sugar. There really isn't a good way to take care of this except to take care that you don't do it again.

Good Luck...and Be Careful!
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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I would be wearing protective eyewear when I get within 100 feet of those bombs LOL

OR - get a beer buddy to help and shield yourself!

I think they are using those in Iraq now!
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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If I kegged this beer would that fix my problem?

 
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:22 PM   #7
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Yes, you could open the bottles and gently pour them into the keg, being extra careful to not aerate them.
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