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Old 05-12-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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My saison has been in bottles for about 5 weeks. SG was 1057; final gravity was 1006 (taken on two consecutive days after 20 days in primary) so, I'm pretty certain fermentation was complete.

I added priming sugar solution to the bottling bucket & transferred the beer letting it swirl while filling (I didn't stir after bottling bucket was filled).

I'm noticing that some bottles seemed to be carbed fine, have decent head & taste/finish great; while others don't have much head and are fairly sweet/syrupy.

All of the bottles were cleaned/sanitized the same way, however I got sloppy during bottle prep phase and rinsed some of the bottles with hot water AFTER sanitizing with starsan. So some were rinsed after starsan-ing & some weren't (of course I didn't keep track of which were/weren't).

So any thoughts?

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Old 05-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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I doubt that sanitation is your issue. My guess is that not stirring your bottling bucket caused an inconsistent priming sugar mixure.

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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It seems like another one of those things that you hear conflicting opinions on. I use a larger siphon hose that moves the beer faster, therefore a faster swirl during racking. I will be bottling my next batch in a couple of weeks so I will try to gently stir with a sanitized spoon.

I have a keg set up, but I know I'll want to bottle some of the bigger beers I'll be trying.

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