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Old 03-04-2011, 08:05 PM   #611
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When I did this the other day, I didn't need to tilt it over. I made it foam over a little when I put in the extra shot of beer just before capping. As long as you're capping on foam, it's purged.


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Old 03-11-2011, 02:39 PM   #612
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I've been using this method forever with pretty great results. Even in competitions where I bottle and send them away, I've never gotten dinged for carb levels.

I have a question though. Any tips or suggestions for using this method when bottling a REALLY carbonated beer. My Belgian Pale Ale is highly carbonated (to style) and even with the slightest PSI, it is really hard to bottle without a lot of foaming. I always chill the bottles and follow the same routine I do for bottling other beers but I'm having trouble because of the really high carbonation.

Anything else I can try in order to bottle some of these for competition?

Does it hurt your carb levels if you have to let the bottle sit half full until the foam goes down and then continue? By letting it sit, I'm talking like 20 minutes at least for this foam to go down. Thoughts?


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Old 03-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #613
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My Belgian Pale Ale is highly carbonated (to style) and even with the slightest PSI, it is really hard to bottle without a lot of foaming. I always chill the bottles and follow the same routine I do for bottling other beers but I'm having trouble because of the really high carbonation...

Does it hurt your carb levels if you have to let the bottle sit half full until the foam goes down and then continue? By letting it sit, I'm talking like 20 minutes at least for this foam to go down. Thoughts?
I had the same issue with my BPA...most foam ever using this method and my bottles/hoses were all chilly. I'm interested in hearing of any successful attempts with Belgians/high carb brews.

As far as the carb levels after all that foam...lower than expected. I gave some bottles to some folks at work and sampled some for myself (of course). They didn't notice but I thought the carb levels were quite low as a result of allowing foam to subside.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #614
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Sorry.. couldn't find my answer but is it s 3/8" racking cane or 1/4"?
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #615
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Went fairly well for my first time although I need to work some kinks out of my process to make it flow better.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #616
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I have a question though. Any tips or suggestions for using this method when bottling a REALLY carbonated beer.

Does it hurt your carb levels if you have to let the bottle sit half full until the foam goes down and then continue? By letting it sit, I'm talking like 20 minutes at least for this foam to go down. Thoughts?
I'm not sure what design you are using, but I have a tire valve stuck at an angle through the #2 stopper and I keep the stopper jammed down as hard as I can, start the flow of beer with the picnic tap, and then press on the tire valve air release really slowly and watch the beer liquid level rise up to the top of the bottle. When it gets to the top, I let go of the picnic tap and pull the whole thing out. Since the vertical pipe takes up space, that lowers the level of the beer a bit and gives me enough time to grab a sanitized bottle cap. Then, I set the cap on top of the bottle and about this time, the foam is starting to rise up and 'floats' the cap. I cap it right then and rinse off a few drips of beer from the side of the bottle....

I can't imagine that this method would be any different with a "highly-carbonated" beer but maybe you just need a helper to put the caps on faster, while you're setting down your homemade beergun?
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:07 AM   #617
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Another happy BMBF user here.

Thanks BierMuncher!

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Old 03-25-2011, 06:24 AM   #618
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I just got my kegging equipment a week ago but with a trip to see family, a backyard to put in and last weeks of spring College semester I won't be brewing until May! I will definitely be trying this.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:02 PM   #619
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When your beer is carbed to a higher volume then "push" it with a higher pressure (like 15psi or so) this will help reduce foaming inline but beware - when you come off with your bung you must be ready to cap very fast as it will want to gush more out of the bottle.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #620
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I know this was mentioned somewhere in this thread, but I wanted to confirm it.

I had a 6 pack filled using the BMBF method that I left in my car for about 6 weeks. There were some pretty significant temp swings that it was subjected to (probably low 20s to low 60s). I opened one up last night and it tasted both flat and oxygenated (couldn't even finish the bottle).

I had a few bottles from the same batch, filled at the same time, that I kept in my refrigerator the whole time. I cracked one of those open and it tasted just fine.

Long story short, I was a bit amazed at how quickly the quality of the beer can deteriorate, but I have to attribute that mostly to the lack of proper storage and significant temp swings. I was a bit nervous after I tasted the first bottle that the rest of the batch was a waste. However, that theory was quickly put to rest.

Lesson learned: store the BMBF bottles at a relatively stable temperature, and enjoy the beer for weeks, months, perhaps years after!


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