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Exploding Bottle or Bulging Cap
Cause:A. Bacterial infection due to poor sanitation technique
B. Over priming - used too much corn sugar or DME when bottling.
C. Incomplete fermentation (bottled too soon or stuck fermentation)
Corrective Action:A. Refer to sanitation practices.
B. For 5 gal., 3/4 C corn sugar or 1-1/4 C DME is usually plenty.
C. Refer to fermentation practices.
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