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Old 01-23-2007, 12:22 AM   #1
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had the urge to break into them after only a week in the bottle. first one was a slight gusher, uh oh. cracked another one to to see how that was, hoping the suger wasn't mixed good. it gushed all over, lost half of it. oh crap i thought. moved them to the garage to avoid a mess all over the closet. let them chill and tried another. foamed up some, but not gushing. i guess they'll need to be kept cold and drank fast. it tastes pretty good !!


the final gravity was slightly higher then it should have been, and i didn't think too much of it and bottled. STUPID MOVE!!! at least i'll know better for the next batch.

 
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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What was the SG and FG?

 
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:28 AM   #3
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You lasted a whole week?

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Old 01-23-2007, 12:32 AM   #4
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i didn't take the SG right. newbie fumbling, no theif/baster, and didn't want to risk dipping my whole hand in the wort. the final was around 1.016/1.017, instructions said 1.012-1.014.

 
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:47 AM   #5
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wait, wait and wait some more....it will be worth it in the end. of course i cannot wait . what kind of beer did you create?
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:13 AM   #6
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moving them to the garage and chilling in the freezer for a short time before drinking seems to do the trick!

it's a Nut Brown Ale.

 
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:54 PM   #7
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I bottled my Red on Saturday and will be cracking one open tonight. I last for 4 days max and all my beers were fully carbed at 4 days. This particular beer sat in secondary for a month so I am hoping the flavor will be there as well as the carb.


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Old 01-24-2007, 11:00 PM   #8
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i have a nut brown ale in the bottles for 2 wks now. primary ferm for 10 days. the first week in the bottles it was a little young. but now it is getting better. how is yours?
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:51 PM   #9
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mine is aproaching 2 weeks in bottle, 10 in bucket. opened a 22 today and it's damn good!! a nice amount of carb, PERFECT head, and really enjoyable taste! the first week was deffinetly a little green tasting. now it's worthy of sharing!

they're getting a semi lager treatment i guess, it's something like 11 degrees outside, but they're at a perfect temp to grab and pour after work!


 
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