I realize this question has been asked a few times, however, I'm curious as to where I specifically went wrong with my batch. I can't seem to pin point it.
I brewed a batch of IPA that tasted amazing 2 weeks after bottling. Three weeks after bottling I started to taste something slightly off. However, I had another bottle (~4 weeks after initial bottling) and it was way to over carbonated and tasted like soda water. I've found one bottle bomb in the closet and have since put all remaining bottles in the fridge. I'll wait from them to chill ~24 hours crimp and recap them.
Possible reasons I've found:
- To much priming sugar
- Didn't hit terminal gravity
The homebrew notes:
- 5 Gallon Batch of IPA
- OG 1.046
- FG 1.014
- Bottled 10 days after brew date
- I didn't properly determine terminal gravity. Though original recipe shows FG of 1.017 so I'm not that far off.
- Used 3/4 cup corn sugar (~3oz weight)
- Yeast: California Ale Yeast WLP001
- Rough High/Low Temp during fermentation: 75F-83F
Edit: This might actually be considered more of a extract than partial mash.
Recipe - Partial Mash:
- Munich Grains 1lbs
- Crystal Grains 2lbs
- Pale LME 6lbs
- Warrior Hops 2oz (60 min)
- Liberty Hops 1oz (10 min)
- Simcoe Hops 1oz (5 min)
- Amarillo Hops 1oz (1 min)
- California Ale Yeast WLP001
- Cascade Hops 1oz Dry Hop (6 days)
The only other thing I could think of is after I drink a beer I wash out the bottle with water and then put it in the dishwasher. On bottling day I then rinse out the bottles again with water and sanitize.
Where did I go wrong that would turn a beer from an amazing homebrew 2 weeks after bottling to an over carbonated soda water 4 weeks after bottling?
Picture when it tasted delicious ~2 weeks after bottling. Biggest head I've had on a homebrew. http://i.imgur.com/RHvpzXA.jpg