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Old 02-27-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
Feb 2011
Winston-Salem, NC
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I bottled my first original recipe brew on friday (2/25) and checked on it today. There is a large amount of yeast already in the bottom of each bottle. It was my first time using a bottling bucket (used mr beer prior) and I added 2.2 oz of priming sugar to a 2.2 gallon batch of brew. I am concerned with the large amount of yeast already in the bottle that I may be developing some bombs in my pantry. Any advice or prior experience would be greatly appreciated! I did not use a hydrometer, the brew was in the primary for 17 days.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
Jun 2010
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sounds normal to me. Just wait about three weeks and try one out.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:12 AM   #3
Jan 2011
Philadelphia, PA
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Should be fine, my first bottling got a lot of sediment in the bottle, came out great. RDWHAHB.
On Deck: Undecided
Primary: Cal Common 'Steam' Beer
Bottled: Ginger Porter, BirthdayIPA
Previous Brews: Everyday IPA

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:24 AM   #4
Dec 2010
Langley, BC
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More yeast does not mean more carbonation. You will be fine, but maybe use a hydrometer next time for peace of mind.

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