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Old 04-03-2008, 06:10 AM   #1
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So what do you guys do when you're bottling, and the last bottle you're filling ends up only half full before you run out of beer to fill it with? Do you try to gently pour it into several other bottles that aren't as full, or just cap it as is, or drink it? Am I missing any other options?

I just capped it having already tasted a sample of it earlier. I'm not sure it's going to carbonate properly though...

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Old 04-03-2008, 06:34 AM   #2
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So what do you guys do when you're bottling, and the last bottle you're filling ends up only half full before you run out of beer to fill it with? Do you try to gently pour it into several other bottles that aren't as full, or just cap it as is, or drink it? Am I missing any other options?

I just capped it having already tasted a sample of it earlier. I'm not sure it's going to carbonate properly though...
OH for crying out loud. Cap it, and when you just can't wait any longer to try the new brew....try that one.
No, it won't be as good as all the others, but heck...it was only a half bottle.



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Damn! Is that what you're supposed to do??? I had a little left over and just drank it...it was green, flat, yet surprisingly tasty! Really though, I've had a great time tasting the beer at various stages of brewing, fermenting, and bottling. I've learned a lot by just having a bottle every 2-3 days, and tasting the difference as it ages, and carbonates.

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:39 AM   #4
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Feed it to the pet of your choice. My personal favorite is ferrets.

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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How about when you get down below the spigot? Today I bottled my first batch and found out that it gets real difficult below the spigot. I tried the ol' tilt the bucket method but I figure it would be easier with help. That method did work decently but I got a lot more bubbles than are desirable. I ended up labeling those bottle caps with a B so that I can remember that they were the - bottom of the batch they got a lot of bubbles and that they might be bad. So what do you guys do when you get down below the spigot?

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The half-bottle's for sampling. What, you don't like flat, warm beer? Let me guess - you dump your hydrometer samples, don't you?

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We have only done a few brews, but we usually stick the last half bottle in the fridge and use it for cooking chili or something else later in the week, since we already drank the hydro sample before starting to bottle.

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I drink it. MMMmmmm..... My hydrometer samples too... MMmmmmm......

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I drink it. MMMmmmm..... My hydrometer samples too... MMmmmmm......
Yup...Me too.

Actually with the half bottle, I put my thumb over the opening and give it a bit of a vigerous shake to give it a bit of a fizz before I drink it....
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Fill it with water.

Serve it to your BMC drinking guests.

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