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The Beer is Too Lively

This is a common mistake made by beer makers and can easily be avoided.

  • The beer had not fermented sufficiently when it was bottled. Always check with a hydrometer to make sure the correct gravity has been achieved before bottling. You will need to release the caps on the bottles to relieve excess pressure.
  • Too much sugar was added to prime the beer. Add no more than 1/2 teaspoon of sugar per pint of beer. You will need to open all the bottles to release the gas.
  • The beer has been stored at too high high a temperature. Move the beer to a cooler place (10-13C).