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In case anyone is thinking about rushing a brew. 8^(
« on: June 04, 2015, 06:27:26 PM »
I was in a rush a couple of months back in my brewing schedule and decided a wheat beer that was in the primary was "done enough" because I needed the carboy.  I went ahead and kegged it.  You would think I'd have learned this lesson by now, but I am now serving a keg of foam.  At least until I can get the excess CO2 purged and actually pour some liquid.   ::)

The beer tastes good if use a spoon to drink it.  I thought everyone could use a chuckle.   ;D

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Re: In case anyone is thinking about rushing a brew. 8^(
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2015, 08:32:31 PM »
I'm not chuckling at the over-carb'd keg, but the image of my head of you sipping your beer from a spoon is hilarious.


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Re: In case anyone is thinking about rushing a brew. 8^(
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 10:20:10 PM »
You can reduce the carbonation by disconnecting the gas then releasing pressure, wait, release again, repeat. In a day or two it will be about right.
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Re: In case anyone is thinking about rushing a brew. 8^(
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 12:00:53 PM »
Thanks!  That's what I did.  It's pouring well now. 

It had been quite awhile since I had had it happen.  It made me laugh so I thought I'd share.  8^)

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Re: In case anyone is thinking about rushing a brew. 8^(
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 12:07:34 PM »
You can reduce the carbonation by disconnecting the gas then releasing pressure, wait, release again, repeat. In a day or two it will be about right.

Or he could add a drop or two of fermcap-s in each glass!   ;D  Just kidding.

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Re: In case anyone is thinking about rushing a brew. 8^(
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 12:11:15 PM »
Thanks!  That's what I did.  It's pouring well now. 

It had been quite awhile since I had had it happen.  It made me laugh so I thought I'd share.  8^)

Paul



Thanks for sharing, Paul. In fact something eerily similar happened to me not long after I started kegging.  ;D
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Re: In case anyone is thinking about rushing a brew. 8^(
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 03:02:09 PM »
I have done this. Too many times, actually. In my case, however, it was because I was impatient and wanted to drink the beer. And considering my continued inability to control myself I am sure I will fall prey to this again...