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Old 11-29-2008, 03:59 AM   #1
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I have a batch of Hefeweizen that I brewed a couple of months ago and bottled. I have about 30 bottles left. While it tastes fine, it is IMHO very under-carbonated for a Hefe. I feared the exploding bottles, so I stuck with the 3/4 cup corn sugar to 2 cups water per John Palmer's How To Brew website.

I was considering GENTLY pouring each bottle into a keg (with the keg at an angle to prevent oxidation, and then kick up the co2 to get it to proper carbonation.

Is there any reason why I shouldn't do this? If so, are there any other options? I don't want to waste half of an otherwise good batch.

 
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:48 AM   #2
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Yes, that should work. It might take a few days to get into solution.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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Thanks! It worked well.


 
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