Turning Bottles During Fermentation? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Turning Bottles During Fermentation?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2007, 02:47 AM   #1
dgoldb1
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Baltimore, MD
Posts: 380
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I am currently in the fermentation stage of brewing and was wondering if I should be flipping the bottles once a day so the yeast does not settle on the bottom of the bottle? (I used carbtabs).

Thanks,

Derek

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:05 AM   #2
Blender
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts


Temperature is more important. They will carb very well at 70 degrees or so and there should be no need to turn them daily.
__________________
Gary

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:11 AM   #3
dgoldb1
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Baltimore, MD
Posts: 380
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Okay, I also see things floating toward the top of the bottles...is this normal?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:20 AM   #4
Blender
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts


Sounds rather normal, hop bits and maybe a little trub. If allowed it will settle. They settle even more when chilled after carbing up.
__________________
Gary

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:29 AM   #5
herkojerko
 
herkojerko's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Lumberton,NJ
Posts: 29

I think the floatees that you see are from the carb tabs. They will still be there when your beer is done. No problem though.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:36 AM   #6
dgoldb1
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Baltimore, MD
Posts: 380
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


This was a Mr. Beer kit. I know...yuk... I want to do the real deal now!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 06:09 AM   #7
Kayos
 
Kayos's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Santa Clarita, SoCal
Posts: 1,364
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by dgoldb1
This was a Mr. Beer kit. I know...yuk... I want to do the real deal now!
I thought the same thing.....maybe if I turn the bottles the setiment will get eaten by the yeast....nope. It is just the way it goes...especially with those Mr. Beer kits. They do turn out good, though. If you stop using the "booster" and get more of the extract kits they sell. Until we can upgrade to 5 gallon batches, my friend....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 11:54 AM   #8
JnJ
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 823
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


The beer should be done fermenting before you put it in the bottle. It should only "condition" in the bottle.
__________________
Töpperwein Brewery

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 11:58 AM   #9
DAAB
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Posts: 379
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Stop looking at your bottles, read a book or go to the gym
__________________
My 'How to Homebrew Pages'

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 01:50 PM   #10
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,732
Liked 95 Times on 62 Posts


If you keep messing it'll fall off.

LEave them be and it'll settle. the Mr beer bottles ar quite good at retention due to the dimple in the bottom of the bottles.

I thak it as a bonus if I get a chunk o' yeast in my beer. Tastey
__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hops turning brown? Highlandsbrew Hops Growing 3 08-04-2009 12:02 AM
Ranco not turning off slim chillingsworth Equipment/Sanitation 4 04-14-2009 02:54 PM
Turning twangy? cheeseshark Extract Brewing 18 11-07-2008 01:19 AM
Ale pails turning brown icu812 Equipment/Sanitation 4 01-16-2008 02:02 AM
raspberrys turning white nickwc5 Recipes/Ingredients 1 11-22-2006 11:29 PM


Forum Jump