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jwelliott68

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Recently some of the beers I have bottled have come out very fizzy(over carbonated). I am using ProMash Bottling page and putting the correct numbers. I brew 5 gallon batches. The bottles are not exploding but just unbelieveably fizzy when opened. Any help or ideas would be great!!

 

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Recently some of the beers I have bottled have come out very fizzy(over carbonated). I am using ProMash Bottling page and putting the correct numbers. I brew 5 gallon batches. The bottles are not exploding but just unbelieveably fizzy when opened. Any help or ideas would be great!!

 

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G'day jwelliott68,

There are a host of reasons why your beer is overcarbonated.  One of the most likely culprits is that you're bottling too soon.  You don't happen to mention how you mention your gravity / plato levels and it may be the case that you simply bottle after only a few days of primary fermentation.  You should try to leave the wort to ferment for at least 7 days before you bottle the beer.  Any sooner and the yeast will still be busily attenuating the sugars in solution and if you bottle at that time, the yeast will not only finish off the fermentation (and add CO2 to the contents) but they'll also have to do with the additional priming sugars (still more gas in the bottle). 

How long do you ferment your beers for?  What sort of final gravity do you reach before bottling?

 

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TL

 

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