How to Avoid Bottle Bombs

One common cause of exploding bottles, or “bottle bombs” is uneven mixing of the priming sugar.  Add your priming sugar solution to the bottling bucket as you rack from the fermenter to the bucket.  Maybe the best way to end up with a bottle bomb is to add the sugar solution to each bottle individually.  It is really easy to mess that up.

On a side note, a handy method to fill the bottles is using a piece of beer brewing equipment known as a bottle filler.  It just lets beer flow when you touch it to the bottom of the bottle and stops the flow when you lift it up.

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