Carbonation drops

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  1. Dodge

    Dodge New Member

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    Hi
    I recently kegged a farmhouse ale and I also filled up one 330ml bottle and one 500ml bottle for control.
    Since it was only two bottles i decided to use cooper carbonation drops. I used two drops in the 330ml bottle and 3 drops in the 500ml bottle.
    Will this cause overcaronation?
    The reason I'm asking is because I'm thinking it might be infected.
    The small bottle really took off when i opened it. Foam all over the sink. And the bigger one too, only not that much and it came out slower.
    I hope this could be the case of overcarbonation, because I would hate to dump my keg down the the drain.
     
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    sbaclimber Well-Known Member

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  3. Dodge

    Dodge New Member

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    Thanks for the link.
    Guess I should have read the package a little better. :oops:
    I usually bulk prime.
    Still, I'm relieved.
     
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    Bribie G New Member

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    Another thing to consider is that Coopers make different sized drops for different markets. For example here in Australia our bottles traditionally come in 375ml and 750ml sizes ( thirteen Imperial Fluid Ounces and twenty six Imperial Fluid Ounces) so the Coopers drops are made to condition one to a small bottle or two to the "tallie".
    In the UK on the other hand where the common HB bottle is a pint, around 580 ml, they supply a different size drop.
    Not sure about the USA but as suggested, reading packaging should give the clue.
     
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    It says on my package that it is one drop for 375ml an two for 750ml. So I guess I have the bigger sized drops.
    Fortunately it was only two bottles and I learned something too.
    My first thought was that my brew was infected, but it has to be overcarbonation. As sbaclimber said, I used twice the amount and then some. :D
     

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