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I made this ipa and bottled using one carb drop as suggested. Left for 4 weeks and now when I open the beer it’s way too carbonated, I’m losing half my beer. The last batch was fine, what is causing this?

 

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Beer may not have been fully fermented at the time you bottled. In other words there were unfermented sugars left in the wort.

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Or you have an infection.  

 

How long did you ferment for?  What temp was the wort?

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2 hours ago, Rjg08 said:

I made this ipa and bottled using one carb drop as suggested. Left for 4 weeks and now when I open the beer it’s way too carbonated, I’m losing half my beer. The last batch was fine, what is causing this?

 

Open the bottles slowly over a bowl. No need to lose that beer.

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1 carb drop to what size bottle?

 

how long did you let it ferment?

 

like rick said..  if you rush things and bottle prematurely you get extra co2.

like kristof said- and i add chill for a couple days before trying to open. turn cap just enough to vent a little. stop. repeat after things settle down.

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