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Can I store beer in wine bottles

I agree with JesseB1234 and Mr_road. I did it myself a few times and results may vary. I had one cork poping up out of 5 bottles. It is not ideal, but if you have no other option, here are a few ...
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Bottle Bombs or Paranoia

According to this calculator, adding 1.4oz of sugar to 2gal at 35°F is equivalent to adding 5.4oz at 68°F. At 35°F the disolved CO2 is around 1.61vol whereas at 68°F it is 0.86vol. In your case the ...
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What should I do with "exploding" bottles?

Step 1 - be careful. Whatever you, do it with goggles and gloves on. Exploding bottles are no joke. You could try to open them and drink them. They may be extra yeastie and carbonated and probably ...
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How many gravity points will explode a bottle?

There is no hard and fast rule on when bottles will go bang. You can calculate the amount of CO2 produced in bottle fermentation from the gravity drop just like you can calculate the amount of alcohol ...
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How can I contain unexpected bottle bombs

No matter how careful you are, you can pick up a wild yeast infection and wind up w/ gushers and bottle bombs. They do explode w/ some force--enough to cause minor injuries for sure--but a regular ...
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Can I store beer in wine bottles

I have done so before and it was OK, but... you do run the risk of them blowing up. If you do close them off I would cork them and leave them pointing up, so hopefully the corks would pop before the ...
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Can I store beer in wine bottles

The bottles will probably be fine, although they are not made for being under pressure so don’t take my word for it. But how do you want to close them off? Corks without some sort of cage will pop ...
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Is this cider recipe I made ok?

Looks Fine.. almost. You do need some yeast nutrients though. And.... 2 cups sugar to 1 gal puts you in Apple wine territory, and will be hard for a bakers yeast to attenuate fully. Also adding a ...
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What should I do with "exploding" bottles?

So here is what I did (and I'm writing this happy, with a glass of podpivek in hand): I put all the bottles into the fridge as soon as I got the chance to do so. I put on best improvised PPE I could ...
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How can I contain unexpected bottle bombs

Avoid it as previous answers have stated. Outside of that, if you are worried about it I would just condition in rubbermaid containers, mainly to contain the mess. That said, I've never had a bomb, ...
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Bottle Bomb Mayhem

A 25% increase in priming sugar really shouldn't do this. 5oz corn sugar in 4 gallons will put 3.2 volumes of c02. 4oz = 2.8 volumes. 3.2 volumes is within tolerance of a normal bottle. But most ...
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Can I store beer in wine bottles

I thought about using wine bottles, but then I discovered that you can put a cap onto champagne bottles using a 29mm cap. However, you will need a capper that allows you to swap the bell to 29mm.
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Can I store beer in wine bottles

No, standard wine bottles are not meant to hold much pressure at all. Less than one atmosphere and then will easily break. Believe me, I've had wine that was barely fizzy and bottles started to pop. ...
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Exploding ginger beer?

If the bottle is only half full then it would have to produce a lot of gas to reach a dangerous pressure since there is more volume to fill. Proper refrigeration should stop fermentation virtually ...
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Should I be worried about bottle bombs?

You should always be worried about bottle bombs (or at the very least, over-carbed beer) if you cant assert that fermentation is complete before you bottle. Buy a hydrometer and use it to assert that ...
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Should I be worried about bottle bombs?

Eh up Ben, I've been brewing for 25 yrs and i still worry about bottle bombs. but lets put this in perspective, if fermentation is complete- IE no change in sg for a couple of days and you don't over ...
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How many gravity points will explode a bottle?

In my experience, 0.010 SG above terminal gravity is asking for bottle bombs.
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How can I contain unexpected bottle bombs

The best way to avoid a "bottle bomb" is to ferment the brew to completion and then add a known amount of priming sugar before bottling. In such a way the amount of carbonation can be relatively well ...
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Bottle Bomb Mayhem

You do need to be more careful about the sugar to beer ratio. I would think that could be a big part of the issue. However, if some of your oktoberfest beers are starting to go too then I suspect ...
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