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Old 07-29-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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My first competition is coming up in about 3 weeks. I will be bottling an APA and a Porter, using a BM "beer gun".

I have used this in the past, and tried bottles that were several months old with good retention.

Anyone with experience, can I bottle this now for a 8/16 judging. Local, so I don't have to ship. Or am I better off waiting ?

Why not wait, you ask? Well, I need the keg of course

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Old 07-29-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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I see no reason not to do it now. I've had brews in bottles 6 months + sent to comps and still placed in the top 3.

Do it...do it now!

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I always fill a couple of bottles first, before filling the competition bottle, so that I know my pressure is right, and I am spot on.

I had a Dunkel win 1st at a small competition filled with BMBG

I now fill a competition bottle on kegging day, and add a coopers carbonation drop and let it naturally carb for competitions. Less chance of me screwing up on filling a bottle with precarbed beer.

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Old 07-29-2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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Good. I'll leave work now. Gotta get them kegs filled up again ! Gotta start brewing the Independence Ale ! It is 94 days, 11 hours, 40 minutes and 29 seconds until my freedom from purgatory and release of alimony obligations ! WOOOOOOHOOOO

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Good luck! Unless they collapse the APA and IPA categories, I won't be directly competing against you (with beer made with the Bell's yeast you gave me ).

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Old 07-30-2009, 06:02 PM   #6
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Man, I came sooooo close to entering the IPA. That would have been crushing....for you LOL

We'll have to do some swap action on those two. Right now, it is the only thing I have on tap that I can drink. I have an Orange Cascade going on gas tonight !

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