Bottle Priming a Hefe
  • jlwjlw
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    For 5 gallons 4 volumes of co2, 8.5 oz of sugar? Seems way high to me. I know hefe's are primed higher but this seems like bottle explosion territory.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Yeah .... that seems insanely high for normal craft bottles ... I would think twice before going much over 3 or 4 ounces
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I would much rather undercarb than risk losing another batch and having glass shrapnel flying everywhere
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    sounds about right to me. that's i've gone for 3 volumes in a wheat beer with a little under 6 ounces of table sugar, so 8 should get you to 4 volumes, assuming it's carbing around 72F.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Too much for my palate, but sounds legit/high for "the style" or whatever. The most I've done in bottles is 5.5oz of DME in a touch under 5 gallons. No explosions.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    C_B said:

    Too much for my palate, but sounds legit/high for "the style" or whatever. The most I've done in bottles is 5.5oz of DME in a touch under 5 gallons. No explosions.



    that's super low. like a little less than 2 volumes.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    cool for english ales, but no bueno for wheat beer.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Drink up a couple cases of DFH. Those bottles seem sturdier than most.
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  • jlwjlw
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    The deed is done. Ill let you know how it turns out.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Drink up a couple cases of DFH. Those bottles seem sturdier than most.



    i have thinner and thicker bottles. the wheat/other high carb stuff always goes into the thicker bottles.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I can see going going real high carb in kegs ....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    But I hate bottles carbed high
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    I can see going going real high carb in kegs ....



    Indeed, I suppose one could carb to 15 volumes if you wanted, soda is carbed to 4 volumes in those corney kegs, well below the kaboom rating of a keg.

    I carb my hefe to 3 volumes typically and think its the best compromise for my equipment and tastes.
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  • C_BC_B
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    C_B said:

    Too much for my palate, but sounds legit/high for "the style" or whatever. The most I've done in bottles is 5.5oz of DME in a touch under 5 gallons. No explosions.



    that's super low. like a little less than 2 volumes.


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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    ceannt said:

    I can see going going real high carb in kegs ....



    Yup, I plan on getting a carbonator cap and doing a destructive test on a soda bottle to see what they will withstand just so I can give a guy a Mt Dew carbed to 6+ volumes.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    scoob said:

    ceannt said:

    I can see going going real high carb in kegs ....



    Indeed, I suppose one could carb to 15 volumes if you wanted, soda is carbed to 4 volumes in those corney kegs, well below the kaboom rating of a keg.

    I carb my hefe to 3 volumes typically and think its the best compromise for my equipment and tastes.


    you'd need one heck of a long run to serve that, though.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    I can see going going real high carb in kegs ....



    Yup, I plan on getting a carbonator cap and doing a destructive test on a soda bottle to see what they will withstand just so I can give a guy a Mt Dew carbed to 6+ volumes.


    do it.
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  • scoobscoob
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    ceannt said:

    I can see going going real high carb in kegs ....



    Yup, I plan on getting a carbonator cap and doing a destructive test on a soda bottle to see what they will withstand just so I can give a guy a Mt Dew carbed to 6+ volumes.


    do it.


    Seconded, I want video too.....
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