Author Topic: Lots of carbonation/foam/head in final beer, why?  (Read 3896 times)

Offline pour1forme

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Lots of carbonation/foam/head in final beer, why?
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:45:25 PM »
Last two batches (an American Ale and a RYE IPA) have been very foamy... like half a 12 oz bottle poured in a very tilted pint glass and the head still blows up and over the sides... any idea why?

I used 5 0z of bottling sugar in a 5 gal batch - as called for by the kit.

Would simply reducing the bottling sugar reduce the carbonation and foaming?

Longer bottling conditoning perhaps?? 3 weeks so far on this batch - its too good to be patient  :)

Offline The Drizzle

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Re: Lots of carbonation/foam/head in final beer, why?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 05:55:12 PM »
your problem is probably just coming from too much priming sugar. in the book "How to Brew" by john palmer (which i highly recommend to any new brewer) he says to use 3/4 cup corn sugar (standard priming sugar) which comes out to about 4oz.

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Re: Lots of carbonation/foam/head in final beer, why?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 09:54:13 PM »
as well you maybe not be fermenting long enough
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Re: Lots of carbonation/foam/head in final beer, why?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 06:36:53 AM »
as well you maybe not be fermenting long enough
This has been my experience.  Incomplete fermentation leads to bottle bombs later.
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