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How many gravity points will explode a bottle?

If a difference of around 3 gravity points (between primed and final gravity) will carbonate a beverage (yes, depending on style), how many gravity points will make a bottle bomb? No, I'm not trying ...
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Bottle Bombs or Paranoia

I am concerned I may overpressurize my bottles. I cold crashed the beer (my first time cold crashing) and never brought it back to room temp before bottling. I used an online calculator to calculate ...
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Can I store beer in wine bottles

I have only standard wine bottles available, are they strong enough to hold bottle primed beer (max. 30 psi) without exploding?
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How can I contain unexpected bottle bombs

It's best to follow proper procedure to avoid bottle bombs, but sometimes the unexpected occurs. Is there a good way to store bottles that would contain an unexpected bomb? I'd like to avoid the ...
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Bottle Bomb Mayhem

My fiancee and I have taken the massive undertaking of brewing as much beer for our wedding as we can, and it's been a really fun project- thus far. We've brewed numerous batches successfully, yet our ...
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Is this cider recipe I made ok?

The following is a cider recipe I made, slightly tweaking a previous one I had. Just curious if this will produce a drink that is safe to drink and won't explode as a bottle bomb or any other crazy ...
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Will Bottle Bombs occur in Refridgerated Environments?

I had 8 22oz bottles in room temperature for a long time (at least over 5 months). I noticed the other day that the floor was covered in dried beer, and after inspecting the container I saw that one ...
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Are Wine Bottle Bombs Possible?

tl;dr - Can wine bottles explode? I've read that when making wine, if fermentation isn't finished, it moght result in a sparkling wine. In the worst case, the cork might get pushed out, due to extra ...
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Does Low-Attenuated Wort due to Low Temperature have a Higher Propensity to Bottle-Bomb while Bottle Conditioning at a Higher Temperature?

I bottle condition underwater with frozen water bottles to keep the temperature down. I probably bottle conditioned my last batch of beer beneath 60 °F, and it didn't carbonate all that well, or at ...
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no carbonation and a few bottle-bombs

I bottled about a month and a half ago. Every bottle I tried has had no carbonation. But I just opened up a bottle and it was over carbonated, and it almost exploded out of the bottle. I had this ...
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What's the best/safest way to handle likely bottle bombs?

I'm using 16oz amber e-z cap bottles (swing tops). I've read that they'll self-vent before exploding, but I've heard other accounts of them actually exploding. I'm storing them like this and it's ...
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How long must an ale be conditioned in bottles outside of the fridgerator?

I bottled my first batch of beer 72 hours ago. I am under the impression that bottled beer should not immediately be placed in the refrigerator, as this would prevent the remaining yeast from ...
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Bottle carbonation - too much priming sugar?

I posted a question here before about what I decided was an 'extract twang' flavor. I tried a bottle from batch #2 yesterday, and I noticed the same thing. Here's where it gets interesting. My brew ...
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Secondary Fermentation, Yeast still active?

A little background on the brew: For my latest batch, I followed this recipe from hopville. I made a few alterations: I used a different strain of wyeast (London Ale III), I also used oak chips ...
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Bottle Bomb Batch

Had my first bottle bomb last night which made a pretty good mess in the closet and now I am nervous about the rest of the bottles from that batch. Should I open all the bottles from that batch to ...