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Old 01-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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I am now an official member of the "Haters of Bottling" club. I guess everyone should go through it at least once but I will be sweet talking swmbo for a kegging kit soon.

The volume came up pretty short only hitting 44 bottles but I think I was a little shy on the full 5 gallons to start and I took a few readings.

I like the color but the clarity is not quite what I was hoping for. It's also quite a bit sweeter than expected but I am hoping that is just the priming sugar and will mellow as it carbs.

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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Yeah I'm with you. And yeah if you're tasting after priming it will be sweet. It'll dry out as it carbs and it'll clear with time. Looks great!

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:47 AM   #3
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The acidity of the carbonic acid will help to offset the sweetness too. Also the longer you leave it in the fridge the better the clarity will get. Let it carb up for a couple to three weeks and toss it in the fridge. If it lasts a month it will be nice a clear.

Welcome to the club. I got the kegging pretty quick, but I still like to bottle every now and again.

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I like to have more than 5 gallons in the primary. Keg 5. Bottle a few. Then I can taste it while I'm waiting for a tap to free up. Helps with the impatience.

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:04 AM   #5
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I dont mind bottling all that much.

I use PET bottles and grolsch bottles though.

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:31 AM   #6
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Bottling sucks, but being a member of multiple keg owners club; it is nice to go back to the bottling roots. Especially when you are making stouts and porters.

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:14 AM   #7
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I bottled one batch been kegging since

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
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I'm a bottler- no plans to keg... That's just me, I think it's part of the process for me

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #9
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When I started brewing I bottled, then switched to kegs a few years ago. I still keg, though, because there are some batches I want for take-out!

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #10
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I too bottled an entire 1 batch before switching to kegging. Even though I LOVE kegging, I may bottle a batch soon just because it's good to keep up on the process.

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