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Old 11-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Just pulled a sample of my brown ale (pic)



Just excited. My first batch I didn't measure gravities and I sort of bottled by sight and smell.

I forgot to take a FG pic, but it measured right at 1.013. Poured beautifully brown and tasted fantastic. My OG was right around 1.039 (a bit short of the recipe, added too much H20). Cant wait to bottle later! Going to LHBS to buy some grolsch gaskets and I will get it started.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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That looks delish my friend, congrats.

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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Good job! Nice looking beer!

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I did that exact kit as my first batch and it looked identical to your sample. I also was a little low on the OG but it was and still is very tasty. With all the things that I did wrong while brewing and fermenting it I was totally surprised on its outcome. Enjoy!!!

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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The results:



Newcastle bottle in front so I can check the clarity and stuff.
Cheers!

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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Newcastle bottle in front so I can check the clarity and stuff.
Cheers!
Those bottles seem short-filled to me...not sure if that will be a problem...just an observation
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There is about 1" of headspace. I left the caps off to let the C02 Expand before I capped. It isn't enough room to develop acetylaldehydes (like a half full bottle), and these were bottled with prime tabs, so I am not worried about exploding.

Thanks for the observation.

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There is about 1" of headspace. I left the caps off to let the C02 Expand before I capped. It isn't enough room to develop acetylaldehydes (like a half full bottle), and these were bottled with prime tabs, so I am not worried about exploding.

Thanks for the observation.
Maybe not enough headspace for acetylaldehyde, but why not just full them to a proper level? Get a full glass from each bottle? Also, I'm not sure unsubscribe to the theory of leaving the bottles uncapped for a while. The risk of something getting in there just seems unnecessary.
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Yep, fill it and cap it.

If those are only an inch from the top, you have some short bottles my friend.
Judging by the clear glass one since it's the easiest to get a good feel for, if that's about an inch down, the bottle is only about 3 1/2" tall.

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do you use a bottling wand with the valve at the end? those make a perfect fill every time. fill up to the mouth of the bottle and lift the wand.

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