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HomeBrewerTX

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I brewed up 2 cans of LME (Mountmellick Irish Stout) to make 5 gallons. My OG was 1.070 and got it down to 1.020. So, tonight I decided to bottle (with the help of my "wifey") and prepared the priming solution. I thought the bag of dextrose contained roughly around a cup. After I bottled I realized it contained 4 cups. Also, on my last bottle when I started pulling air I looked up at the tilted carboy & noticed the yeast cake was gone...What should I expect?
 

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you should probably pour those bottles back in to a fermenter and let it eat that extra sugar, you would have to be really careful with your sanitation.
 

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If you don't they are probably going to make some nice bombs for you. Go with 2/3 cup dextrose per 5 gallons next time.
 
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Thank you for the advice. I put it all back in the carboy & I'll make another attempt this weekend to bottle.
 

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so you added 4 times more?
if you are using screw-on bottles, what you can do is to open the bottles, let the gas escape. then tighten it again. do it a few times over the cause of the week.
 
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