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hoppyhowie

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Assuming that fermentation is complete and it's time to bottle for sure, does anyone know how much priming sugar would cause high carbonation vs bombs? I decided to put 1/3 cup granulated cane sugar (all I had at the time) into my 2.5 gal experimental batch... I'm beginning to fear I added too much and just waiting for my bottles to break... Anyone have an idea if this will be a problem?
 

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I keg, but a 5 gallon batch typically takes about 3/4 cup priming sugar though its better to go by weight not volume. I think your bottles are safe.
 

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4-4.5 ounces for 5 gallons is about the norm.Depends on style though.
 

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I've used a half pound before. It was to carb a hefeweizen to 4 volumes. I didn't have any issues but I don't carb anything that high anymore.
 

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I re-read the question & realized my answer doesn't help the issue that much. Oops!

I've read/heard that over 4 volumes isn't safe for regular bottles. I've done at least 4 for a hefe & a saison & didn't have problems (knock on wood). Not quite sure how to figure out how many volumes to expect with your batch but there must be a formula to figure it out so you'll know what to expect.
 
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