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Old 07-01-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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I just transferred from my primary bucket into my better bottle. I got rid of a lot of crud, I was unable to sieve it out on boiling day. I boiled 5 days ago. It bubbled strongly up until yesterday, not getting much at this point. The recipe is the Better Brew Summer Ale. I did pitch at what is considered a high temp: 85 F. I think this is what I had been used to with the Mr. Beer kits. I'll pitch lower next time. I think this is the 6 gallon Better Bottle. So, in 1 1/2 weeks (two weekends from now), I plan on bottling. I do have a question, though. If I find I am short of 5 gallons when the time comes for bottling, do I make up the difference with purified water at that point?

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Looks good and smells good too!

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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If you're short at this point just let it be. It's not uncommon to regularly be over or under a little with each brew, depending on initial measurements, how much you leave behind when racking, etc.

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I hope thats just out for the picture, you probably want to keep something wrapped around that carboy. Light exposure = skunky monkey!

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Its usually pretty dark down there, it's a basement. Temps have been between 68 and 72 F.

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Its usually pretty dark down there, it's a basement. Temps have been between 68 and 72 F.
Ah, ok.. being in AZ, I am not used to that. Looked so well lit, I figured it was a garage or something =)
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