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Old 03-04-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
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I'm over it.

I am bottling my first 2 batches tomorrow, and had the most
horrific dream last night.

Upon taking the lids off my ale pales, they both contained a vile-smelling, bubbling green sludge with bugs crawling out. Absolutely horrible.

All I've thought about all day is how many things could have gone wrong to contaminate my beer, and how dissapointing it would be if they were that bad.

I'm 22 and that is the first nightmare I've had in 10 years.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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I think there's only one way to ease your mind off of that one, a good drinking session with good beer...

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Old 03-04-2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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Well, I'm bottling tonight.

I'm racking one onto some malto-dextrine and letting it settle for a
couple (6?) hours and then bottling.

The other, an Apple Cream ale, I plan on moving onto my counter-top and letting it settle also before bottling.

Sound like an alright procedure?

And also, just to be sure, how much priming sugar should I use?

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And also, just to be sure, how much priming sugar should I use?
I'd use enough to kill the bugs, but not overpower the flavor of that green bubbling liquid.
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I'd use enough to kill the bugs, but not overpower the flavor of that green bubbling liquid.
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For a five gallon batch, go with about 5 oz. of priming sugar.

As far as settling, its really not too necessary, especially for 6 hours.
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ff topic: i'm not the youngest one on here, hoooray
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For a five gallon batch, go with about 5 oz. of priming sugar.

As far as settling, its really not too necessary, especially for 6 hours.
Won't the processing of moving the beer onto a counter shake things up quite a bit?
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It will a little bit, but not to the point of having to wait six hours to clear it up.

I think (hope) most people will agree that the generally accepted process to bottle is to put your secondary carboy/bucket/whathaveyou up on the counter/table/high place.

Then boil your priming sugar and add it to the bottling bucket. Let it cool for a few then rack into it.

Raise that one back onto the counter/table/fridge/friend and/or SWMBO's shoulder and and begin bottling.

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