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Old 02-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #521
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:29 AM   #522
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I have nothing new to add, except you guys ROCK! Thanks for all the sharing of info.



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Old 02-18-2012, 12:14 AM   #523
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So how can my beer go from barely no carbonation from 3 days ago to practically shooting out of the bottle after cracking one open?

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:13 AM   #524
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So how can my beer go from barely no carbonation from 3 days ago to practically shooting out of the bottle after cracking one open?
Depending on the position in the bottle carb timeline, this could be normal.

Did you chill both bottles for a day or two each before opening them?

It's possible your bottle carb process is working as it should and the second bottle you opened is just getting ready to start working the CO2 back in to the beer to make the real magic happen.

Wait another week or two before opening your next beer and see if your results are the same.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #525
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Found this great site that explains fermentation, bottling and kegging. worth a look http://www.squidoo.com/kegging-your-home-brew

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:11 PM   #526
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I think I finally found the one step you are all missing...right at that magic moment before you fill the first bottle but after you've staged a perfectly poured glass of HB...walk across the room and put on some great music. I recommend Neil Young Unplugged...keep it soothing so as not to stress the yeasties on their way to their new, albeit temporary, home!

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #527
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Just finished the entire thread as I get ready to bottle my first batch on Saturday. Lots of great tips.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:05 PM   #528
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i just read everything here also. Still have about 3 more weeks in primary tho. 1 week down 3 to go. glad i read all this. helpful for first time brewers.

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:56 AM   #529
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hey - you guys ever experience this?: tried a beer less than a week in the bottle (in this case, a fairly typical hoppy pale ale), tastes delicious and damn near ready...but a week later, it's not nearly as good, definitely has a lot of "offness" and bite that needs to be cleaned up

...is there some sort of curve of progression in the bottle conditioning process?

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hey - you guys ever experience this?: tried a beer less than a week in the bottle (in this case, a fairly typical hoppy pale ale), tastes delicious and damn near ready...but a week later, it's not nearly as good, definitely has a lot of "offness" and bite that needs to be cleaned up

...is there some sort of curve of progression in the bottle conditioning process?
how was the carbonation on the first beer, and what method did you use to add primming sugar at bottling?


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