I mixed a pre-measured corn sugar package in water and added to a brown ale kit bottling bucket batch. Most was then bottled into 750 ml magnums with those larger caps purchased from Northern Brewer, using the larger bell on a red capper. Felt like I got a good seal on all of them.
Boil was 11/15, secondary on 11/22, bottled on 12/7.
I dipped some of them into a red crayon/glue gun mix heated in a soup can on 12/23.
Labeled and gave away as presents over next few days.
This morning, one of the leftovers “vented” beer from under the cap, through the wax and on to the wall. I put it in the sink and kind of pushed down on the wax over the cap after it stopped leaking beer.
My questions are:
- Do magnums build up more pressure than regular sized beer bottles?
- Would the bottle tipping action or heat of a wax dip weaken the crown seal, or both?
- Should I worry that my dipped and undipped magnums are all going to blow over the coming days?
- I’m not likely to be able to drink the bottle that “vented” until February. Would it still be safe?