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Old 04-22-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
Apr 2009
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I brewed my first batch of ginger ale (it's actually my first batch of anything, really) Sunday. I have to admit that, yes, I did put some of it into a used Coca-Cola bottle (I was planning to bring it to a party on Friday) but I did sanitize it beforehand. Now, though, I'm looking at the bottle and there is a big white ring above where the ginger ale is. This doesn't seem to be the case with any of the other bottles I'm using. I'm about to crack one of the other bottles open to do a taste test... but I'm wondering what I should do with what I have.

Ironically, I don't have a camera, but I do have a camcorder, so I put a short vid of it on Youtube which you can see here:

Other things to note before you have to ask: yes, it is still carbonated. The bottle is VERY hard. No, I'm not sure why the line is above the ginger ale proper, there was no spill, the cap is still on, and if there IS a leak, I can't hear it from less than an inch away.

So, is that ring something I should be worried about?

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Old 04-23-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
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That is a krausen line. Your ginger ale finished out in the bottle.

Typical final gravity would be below 1.000

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