Please correct me if I’m missing something, but I’ve brewed 3 Belgian Dark Strong Ales in the last several momth and any carbonation chart I’ve checked shows an upper limit of 2.9 volumes. I bottle with corn sugar and the result appears true to the style. Why the extra high carbonation?I'm brewing a Belgian strong ale, and I want to push the carbonation level a bit. I ordered champagne bottles for the purpose, but I'm hoping I can just seal them with crown caps rather than corks. If I carbonate to between 3.5 and 4 volumes (or maybe even 4-5 volumes?), should a crown cap be sufficient?
Thanks - that's reassuring to know.Working backwards in the priming calculator, I figure my way over carb'd bottles of beer that every one is a volcano comes out to just under 5 volumes.
So I'd say from my one experience that the steel caps I have will handle at least 4.7 volumes of pressure.
Of course this with the bottles not being banged around or sat down hard which probably will move co2 out of solution and increase the pressure in the headspace which I don't think is what the CO2 volume calculation tells us anything about.