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Old 11-27-2012, 08:08 PM   #11
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The bottling wand should be pressed against the bottom of the bottle, then released just as the beer reaches the top. When you withdraw the wand, you leave the perfect amount of headspace.

Since you are pressing against the bottom of the bottle, there really should be no splashing.
The thing is that the higher the bottling bucket the more pressure I'll get in the bottle. Since it was up 3-4 feet there was a significant flow down into the bottle which could possibly cause more oxygen to become entrained?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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I meant did you cleean & sanitize the bottling equipment,not the bottles. 1 inch head space is fine. My bottling wand gives me about that much.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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I meant did you cleean & sanitize the bottling equipment,not the bottles. 1 inch head space is fine. My bottling wand gives me about that much.
Yes, everything was sanitized and cleaned completely.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #14
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Damn...It's got to be something overlooked or not what it was thought to be. I wonder how fresh the ingredients were.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #15
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Are they starting to become sour?

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Op said they tasted"bitter & harsh".
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Yep, it was just a thought when he kept calling it skunky.

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The weird thing is that the first few beers we tasted were really, really good and then all of the sudden that good flavor went away. This is why it is driving me crazy!

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any other thoughts?

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