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Old 10-08-2008, 07:06 AM   #11
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Go figure... I just popped a couple tonight and they form a beautiful head. Just a few days ago this was not the case. I opened a third just to be sure. I guess what you guys are consistantly saying about "giving it time" is the key. Patience and homebrew together are virtue.

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Old 10-08-2008, 10:55 AM   #12
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That foam on top originally was bottle krauzens,,,,just the yeast doing their job and carbing the bottles....most people walk away from their bottles in a closet for 3 weeks and never notice it....

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planned on drinking one every sunday till they seem ready
I do this and find out that once they are at their BEST . . .there are none left because I start drinking them with joy after 3 weeks. Then once Week number 6 or 7 come around and they are REALLY good . . . I have 4 left.

THUS - brew a TON of batches so this will not be a problem.

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:11 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by WarlokJoel View Post
later on i got my beer glass ready, got the bottle opener ready , and proceded to pop the top off , the whole time waiting for the "hiss", i go...POP....and the whole top INCH of the bottle came off in my hand!.... so...i would assume that the bubbles were from the crack in the neck!heh....

Oh well...the next one is in the fridge...i just hope i didnt crack all the necks with my Hulk like strength!
Nice! The same thing happened to me when I was bottling my last batch...darn bottle just didn't feel right under the capper so I went to pull the capper off and pop, off comes the top inch of bottle. Oh well, this stuff happens.
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