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The beer for the party ended up being really good.  The keg is empty, so it was a success.  All the over-carbonation issues were gone by then.  Thanks to all who passes along tips to me. 
I even had a few people say " Tastes just like Anchor Steam" which made me feel really good, because that was my intention.  I used the recipe from Jamil's book. 

Thanks again for the guidance and tips,
John

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Thanks everyone for all your advice.

I wonder if it was partially frozen?  Good point.

I put my temp controller on the fridge to keep the temp from dipping too low.  I will try the shaking and releasing every so often until it tastes better.

I'll let you guys know Saturday if I'm still in good graces with my wife's dad for their party  ;)
 ;)

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Thanks guys for your advice.  I forgot to mention:  I had it set up to carbonate @10 psi.  My fridge is normally 40F.  There has been a cold snap in the Bay area.  Temps out in the garage got in the 28-32 range.  I can only imagine how cold my fridge got.  It is old, I doubt it has any true temperature control other than the big dial setting.  My guess what happened is 10 psi at that low temp carbonated even greater than it would have at 40F. 

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Kegging and Bottling / Am I screwed? Overcarbonated beer in keggerator.
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:17:40 PM »
Hello guys,
I just made a California Common.  Turned out great.  I put it on C02 to carbonate....everything was going along tasting great until it wasn't.  I believe it got overcarbonated within a couple days.  Now it as a weird seltzer-like chemical taste. 

I need to serve this in two days... ouch.  Am I screwed?  I will try to bleed off the carbonation.  Will I be stuck with that bad taste?  Have I gone past the point of ruin?

Please help.  Any ideas, tips?

Thanks in advance,
John

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Ingredients / Re: Southern Cross substitute?
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:16:32 PM »
Thanks BBoy.  I will give it a try.  From what I could find about it, is that it is a lemony Japanese hop.  Who knows, it may turn out even better!

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Ingredients / Southern Cross substitute?
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:23:50 PM »
Hello everyone,
I have a recipe that I am trying to make again, but Southern Cross is all but impossible to find anymore.   Does anyone know of a good substitute?

Thanks,
John

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