Why Beer Gets Over Carbonated (And How To Fix It!)
Learning to homebrew
Many homebrewers struggle with over carbonation
Fortunately, it is easy to fix this problem once your understand it!
Let's look at the most common symptoms of over-carbonated beer
Beer bottles exploding!
Or, just too much foam when opening!
The best way to deal with foamy beer bottles is to get them really cold (but not freezing) before opening
- The lower temperature forces more carbon dioxide into the beer
Want to know how to prevent over-carbonation in the future?
there are two foolproof ways to do it
Tip 1 - Make sure fermentation is finished!
Hydrometer readings should be stable for at least 3 days and match estimated Final Gravity
Tip 2 - Use the correct amount of priming sugar!
Too much and the yeast will make extra carbon dioxide!
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