A couple questions from a rookie. I brewed a 5 gallon batch of Chinook IPA using a kit from NB. I boiled about 7 weeks ago and just opened a couple of bottles and I have to admit it tasted very good. It poured nice and had a great, long lasting head but the carbonation was higher than I like. When I take a sip it feels like the beer has been shaken up. I think I already know what happened but I wanted to get some input from the forum. I used the package of sugar from that came with the kit and mixed it per the recipe. However, I only had about 4 gallons of beer on bottling day due to some rookie mistakes that I won’t go into. Is this the source of my high carb problem or are there other things that can cause this? I take it I should have only used about 80% of the sugar solution. Will the carbonation go up, down or stay about the same as it conditions in the bottle? I have another batch fermenting that will be ready to bottle soon. I have since found the Priming Sugar Calculator on this site and will use it in the future. Thanks.
That is definitely the source of your carbonation issue
The carbonation won’t change while in the bottle. I would just pour a glass and let it sit for a little to decarb. You could let your bottles warm up to room temp, open them and recap them. It’s a hassle and wastes a lot of caps but it might be worth it if its undrinkable as is.
Also in the future use this (
) calculator to give you exact amounts of priming sugar to use for certain styles. Not all styles of beer use the same amount of priming sugar
[quote=“mattnaik”]Also in the future use this (
) calculator to give you exact amounts of priming sugar to use for certain styles. Not all styles of beer use the same amount of priming sugar[/quote]
+1 I was copying the ling for this but you beat me to it! :cheers:
Thanks for the quick response guys. Love this forum. :cheers: