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Old 11-08-2007, 06:41 PM   #21
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My initial thought was to add a gallon of water to the bottling bucket, then siphon from the carboy as normal.

I say 'was' because I've since changed my mind...I'm going to not fiddle with what seems like it's going to be a good thing. The biggest problem I'm going to have is patience... ;o)

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Old 11-08-2007, 07:00 PM   #22
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how do you add water to your beer at bottling time without oxidizing your beer?
Boil it first (with your priming sugar/extract) to drive off the oxygen, cool, pour gently into bottling bucket, and siphon beer into it without splashing.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:15 AM   #23
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did you dry hop?

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Old 11-11-2007, 04:32 AM   #24
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I did - 3/4 oz each of amarillo and simcoe...

at the moment, the gravity seems to be stuck at about 1.020 - which is about 75% attenuation... me thinks it must be pretty close to done, but I think I'll leave it another week and check the gravity again...if it don't move, I'm gonna punt and bottle.

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MMMMmmmmmm.......... That's my favorite hop combo......

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Old 11-12-2007, 06:37 PM   #26
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This beer sounds great. Hope you've got enough other beers to distract you while this one ages.

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This beer sounds great. Hope you've got enough other beers to distract you while this one ages.
I think it's pretty well done - airlock activity is very slight, and the gravity seems to be stable at 1.020. I had thought it may come down a bit more, but I think that'll do. It's getting to the point that I'm tempted to steal another sample just to get another sip... is that wrong?

So far, so good as far as other beers... we're drinking a porter and a SNPA clone right now, and I bottled my first Belgian Wit over the weekend. Should be bottling a California Common in the next couple weeks or so (another first for me). The only issue is I don't have enough bottles for what I've got in carboys now (and as much as I want to start kegging, I'm just not ready yet - I do have a little chest freezer and a tear in my eye, so we'll see what happens after Christmas time...).

The biggest problem is we have to drink enough homebrew to free up bottles for the next batch - it's an awful situation really, but we're dealing with it as best as can be expected...

Going to share a bunch for SWMBO's Christmas party in a month, so that should help (dangit) ;o)

I'm thinking an awful lot about trying Edwort's Apfelwein next - I read through most of the recipe manifesto today at lunchtime, and now have that funny feeling I get when it's about time to ferment sumptin'... ;o)
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