Too many CO2 units for a regular bottle?

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  1. vthokiedsp

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    Brewed a hefeweizen and bottled it last night. Targeted the middle of the German wheat beer range on the Brewersfriend calculator for 3.9. I used regular bottles and caps.

    How in danger am I for bottle bombs? Seems to be a lot of varying information out there. It didn't even occur to me that that range my require a special bottle.

    As a comment, I'd suggest to Brewersfriend to provide an asterisk on the calculator when the result goes above a certain threshold that advises for use of a different bottle.

    Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    Hefeweizens are routinely bottled in standard bottles. I think you'll be fine if you went to the middle of the range. The only bottle bombs I've had were beers that weren't finished fermenting or were infected with a Brett. Gushers and geysers on the ones that didn't explode. If it's going to be a drinkable beer, it almost certainly won't bomb on you. ;)
     
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    Thanks JA. I'm gonna test them daily (or maybe every other) to see how things develop. Truth be told, I'd probably test everyday regardless bc it's friggin delicious.
     
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    One week in bottles. No bottle bombs, gushers or geysers. Just delicious hefeweizen. Another few days and they will be perfect.
     

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