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Over-primed for bottle conditioning. How many days to blow off carbonation before allowing to resume?

Alright, so I've gone and over-primed a 5 gallon amber batch when bottling. Surprisingly, there is limited solid information available so I figured I would ask for feedback and then post the results ...
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Brewing ginger beer and over carbonation

I've been trying to make ginger beer and the first attempt bombed, for some reason. I'm not clear if it's because of residual bleach, or tap water at the wrong point, or what. I was about to give up ...
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Blichmann QuickCarb and Bottling

I used this Quickcarb to carbonate my beer, but when bottled (with a BeerGun) I get too much foam in the bottle and almost no beer, after finally filling the bottle I tap it. And when I try my beer it ...
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Beers with roasted barley come out overcarbed

I've pretty much settled the protocols for mashing, sanitising, yeast maintenance, and bottle conditioning. Generally my beers come out decent. With one exception, anything that uses roasted barley. ...
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Transporting over carbonated glass bottles

At last spring I brewed a batch of belgian ale that turned to be highly over carbonated. It comes out of bottle quite merrily, but so far none of the bottles have exploded or even leaked by themself. ...
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Carbonation happening too soon?

I am brewing a batch using the basic Mr. beer brew kit. Carbonation usually takes 10-14 days. However, this time the bottles are hard as a rock within 3 days. Is this normal? Shall I open the bottles ...
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Excessive Carbonation

I brewed 5 gallons of a DME-based hefe. Simplest recipe I've ever found. Three pounds Bavarian wheat DME, three pounds light pilsen DME. Let it ferment for a week...no action in the bubbler for a ...
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Inconsistent Gas Levels

I've come across a peculiar issue with my latest brew. After fermenting I bottle condition and use Coopers Carbonation drops for consistency (and because of laziness). Normally all is well but in ...
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Carbonation in bottles

Well I've bottled my Coopers Amber Ale, about 4 weeks ago, with: 600g Malt 200g Dextrose 200g Corn Syrup Powder In the last few days, I've noticed a few bottles (PET) have fizzed out some of the ...
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My carboy is fizzing after 2 weeks

I did my first brew from a 5 litres blonde beer kit. I wanted to bottle it after 2 weeks (according to the recipe ) but I got scared about over carbonation so I decided to leave it another week in the ...
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Home made Cider Over Carbonated what should i do with the other Bottles?

I have been brewing some home made cider and decided last weekend to crack it open! (has been in bottles for about 6 months) when a friend opened the bottle it basically exploded and send the swing ...
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overcarbed bottles recapped and then recapped again?

I brewed a high gravity american double (stout), fermentation went well and I gave it enough time to presumably take care of most of the fermentable sugar. Then I added 2 lbs of pureed strawberries ...
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how do you add yeast during bottling stage and ensure it won't burst?

I made a delicious Oktoberfest that came out flat. The lady at AHS said to add 4 grains of champagne yeast to the bottle, since the FG was 1.042 and it tasted very sweet. She said not to let it ...
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Why less priming sugar in a mini keg?

I am used to bottling my beer and do bottle conditioning. However, I just bought a few 5l mini kegs for the next batch which is currently fermenting. From what I have read from different sources, you ...
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Over Carbonated

I just tried my first batch of home brew, and some of the bottles were over carbonated. What caused it and what can I do about it in the future?
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Overcarbination in a Chocolate Porter

I brewed a batch of chocolate porter from an all-grain kit. Not only does the finished product not taste particularly good, but 1/3-1/2 of the beer foams up and out of the bottle once it's opened. ...
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Overcarbed or gusher contamination('infection')?

Is there an easy way to detect whether excessive foaming / gushing is the result of over carbonation or a gusher contamination? Perhaps a telltale taste or other indicator?
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Off-flavour after carbonation

I tasted the beer when it came out of the fermenter and it was great. I cooled it to 4 degrees then I racked it into the keg and force carbonated - about 1 minute at 300kPa, a good few minutes of ...
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How can one keg be overcarbonated on a 4-line setup when all the other beers pour just fine?

A while ago I purchased a 4-line kegerator, I have one CO2 tank that carbonates 4 kegs of beer at around 11 psi. When I bring a new uncarbonated keg online, I just add it to an empty gas line and let ...
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Fizzy with no head?

My recent brew (#2) is well carbonated, but has little head to it when poured (and what's there dissipates quickly). Is it over carbonated? Too much priming sugar? Also, I am used to seeing a strong ...
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Why did my airlock overflow?

Why did this happen? Is this bad? Aside from wasting beer, it seems to me that this would invite infection? If it means anything, I smelled the airlock and it seemed mostly vinegar, but tasting the ...
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Brettanomyces and Bottle Conditioning

When working with brettanomyces "Brett" should I adjust the amount of priming sugar I use? Does brett have any affect on quantity or quality (fineness of bubbles etc.) of carbonation in the bottle? ...
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Other Causes of Over Carbonation In the Bottle

I just opened a new bottle of beer after letting it bottle ferment and I ended up with more beer on the counter than in my glass. It seems to be over carbonated and exploded everywhere. After ...
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recapping my bottles? Will it ruin the outcome of my beer?

I bottled my first batch of homebrew and didnt fill the bottles all the way. So the next day I opened the bottles and poured some more beer into them and recapped them.. I this going to mess up the ...
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What to do about over carbonated bottled brew?

Pumpkin Ale First patch bottled in Nov... perfect. But over time the head is growing. Bottled second patch, same recipe, bottled two weeks ago. Opened the first bottle and lost half to the sink. ...
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What is the danger zone for overcarbonating and making bottle bombs?

Just curious how many volumes of CO2 most average beer bottles can hold. Is there a rough number where alarms should start going off? Update -- I'm seeing in different carbonation calculators that ...
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What can happened in a wheat beer with a lot of foam?

Me and my friend made a hefeweizen a time ago and this beer had a strange behaviour, when we open the bottles the foam grows up fast until get out of the bottle. The beer is ok, in fact it tastes ...
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Over-carbonating in the bottle

I've had a few batches get a little too carbonated in the bottle. Currently, I have a delicious stout that fills two glasses on pour, and needs some time to settle down. That is, of course, if you ...