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Old 08-26-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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My 22oz bottles full of Hefe were filled Wednesday night. As of this (Friday afternoon) moment they have a small layer of yeast in them approximately two quarters high. That seems awfully fast, does this mean I should expect explosions in my near future?

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Old 08-26-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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No, it just means that the yeast is settling out faster than you expected.

I also give my bottles a spin/twist as they stand. This starts a mini-whirlpooling effect in the bottle to aid in settling.

Check them in about a week (I know...hard to wait) to check their carbonation.

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Aloha!

I usually don't look for cover, or start building a sandbag bunker, unless I bottled the beer with a gravity above 1.015 ish. If you took a gravity reading, and it's 1.015 or lower, you probably don't have anything to worry about.

Disclaimer text: That's just my general guideline. I have been found, on occasion, to be completely wrong. If you suspect bottle bombs, please wear protective eyewear, gloves and ass-less chaps. (WTH? Did I say that?)

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Old 08-27-2005, 06:05 AM   #4
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wear protective eyewear, gloves and ass-less chaps. (WTH? Did I say that?) [/i]

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for Gods sake don't wear that around the Earls Court area of London when you come over!!!!!
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