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Chart for bottle pressures?
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:08:17 AM »
Maybe my Google MOJO is lacking, but I searched for an hour in vain.

I recall seeing a chart somewhere that listed bottle types and max volumes you could carbonate to, but I can't for the life of me find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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Re: Chart for bottle pressures?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 11:12:24 AM »
I'm not sure, no. But did you search HomeBrewTalk? Anything you need to know about brewing is on that forum, pretty much.
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Re: Chart for bottle pressures?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 11:13:41 AM »
I'm not sure, no. But did you search HomeBrewTalk? Anything you need to know about brewing is on that forum, pretty much.

There were plenty of threads about bottle pressure, but I couldn't find the chart.

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Re: Chart for bottle pressures?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 03:30:30 PM »
I googled: "bottle type carbonation chart pressure prime sugar"
came up with this
http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/AdvancedBottleConditioning.pdf
BOTTLE TYPES AND PRESSURE
Most of the bottles you will use will be the standard 12oz bottle. These are
suitable for the vast majority of styles but we don’t suggest you use them
for beers with over 3 volumes of CO2
. Below is a chart based on CO2
 volume
and suggested bottle usage. These are approximate guidelines and demand
that the bottles be free of cracks or chips.
BOTTLE:VOLUME CHART
Bottle type Max. CO2
 
Volume
12oz 3
33cl Belgian 3.5
500ml European 3.5
Swing top 4
Champagne 7
PET 10

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Re: Chart for bottle pressures?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 05:52:23 PM »
I was searching about every variant of "how many volumes of carbonation can bottles hold"

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Chart for bottle pressures?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 05:59:16 PM »
I think the problem is two fold.

1 - various manufactures
2 - nobody wants to put a number on it and accept the liability.

I won't go over 3 volumes with standard long/short necks and bombers.
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Re: Chart for bottle pressures?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 07:07:54 AM »
I think the problem is two fold.

1 - various manufactures
2 - nobody wants to put a number on it and accept the liability.

I won't go over 3 volumes with standard long/short necks and bombers.

Agreed. I would be careful about adhering too closely to what any chart says for exactly these reasons.
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Re: Chart for bottle pressures?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 10:16:23 AM »
I think the problem is two fold.

1 - various manufactures
2 - nobody wants to put a number on it and accept the liability.

I won't go over 3 volumes with standard long/short necks and bombers.

Good call. Never thought about the liabilities