Originally Posted by patbrew
I just bottled a batch of British Bitter yesterday and I used an extract kit.The final amout was 4.25 gallons. The kit said to add 5/8 of a cup of sugar to the beer at bottleing, but I made a mistake and added 7/8 of a cup to the beer after disolving it. I bottled in 22oz bottles. Can I expect some exploding bottles or just some extra carb in the beer? Thanks
Probably just some overcarbonated beer. With 7/8 cup in 4.25 gallons, though, it'll be VERY carbonated. I weigh my sugar, and usually use 4 ounces by weight for most styles for 5 gallons.
You may want to wait two weeks, and then stick one in the fridge overnight. If it's carbed up, I'd stick them all in the fridge, or at least in a cold place to hopefully inhibit further carbonation. Bitters tend to be of a lower carbonation style anyway, so you could have used 1/2 the sugar you did and it would have come out fine.