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Old 11-25-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default First time botting in Grolsch bottles

I Just bottled my pseudo Pilsner.
This is batch #3 for me and i think it is my best brew.
First time using swing top bottles.
It is much faster than capping them.






I also have a question.
While brewing I accidentally stepped the crystal malt for 60min instead of 30.
while bottling I noticed a slightly sweetish taste. Could the overstepping cause the additional sweetness? Or it will disappear during bottle conditioning?
The OG at bottling time was 1.011.

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Old 11-25-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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The sweetness could be from your priming sugar.

I wouldn't worry about steeping for an hour vs. 30 min.

I've got a few of the swing tops from Howe Sound Brewing; 1 litre, so they make short work of bottling, and will double nicely as growlers for filling "to go" off my Tap-A-Draft when I get it up and running.

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:51 PM   #3
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I tried the hydro sample, no priming sugar.

The large bottles are from Howe sound, how did you know?
A friend started to drink them so I can have the bottles.
I can't believe they cost almost $7.- a bottle!!!

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Old 11-25-2010, 11:21 PM   #4
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I have a bunch of the 1 litre swing tops, including some Howe Sound Oatmeal stout bottles. They are great for bringing to parties and for those nights when you want a big beer. I use swing tops almost exclusively and prefer them to capping.

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No priming sugar, are you using carb tablets?

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I meant to say, no priming sugar in the beer I tasted.

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Beer604 - If you want more bottles I've heard that you can go to Howe Sound Brew Pub and buy the used bottles for fifty cents each. They get them back from the recycling places. Not a bad reason for a drive to Squamish.

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Old 11-26-2010, 04:49 AM   #8
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Thank you for the tip Whitebirdfeathers.
I will check it out if I find another reason to drive up to Squamish.

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I've been buying Howe Sound beer for the last couple of weeks with it in mind to use them for bottling my first batch. Good to know about the bottles in Squamish.

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:09 AM   #10
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Thank you for the tip Whitebirdfeathers.
I will check it out if I find another reason to drive up to Squamish.
I wish I was close enough to Squamish, I could get some bottles and ride my bike. Excellent mountain biking area.
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