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Old 11-02-2012, 01:18 AM   #1061
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Idiots! All of you! You're supposed to use two gallons of water to dissolve your priming sugar.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #1062
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My version of the IBPA came out nice and clean (or at least flaws are well hidden), but I didn't effectively mix my priming solution prior to bottling, so the end product runs the gamut from great to terrible.

I added my priming solution first to the bottling bucket, and then siphoned the beer on top of that. I thought that would provide sufficient mixing, but apparently not. The first 24 bottles ranged from overcarbed/dry to well balanced and very tasty, and the second 24 ranged from well balanced and tasty to undercarbed and super tannic/roasty and undrinkable. I'll put them away somewhere and maybe in a year or so I'll be able to choke them down.

Clearly, an idiotic thing to do.

I now use a brew spoon to gently stir it in my priming solution...and a modicom of bog myrtle hurteth not. lesson learned. Just because I'm an idiot doesn't mean I can't learn from my mistakes.

Also, chicken butt.
I'm surprised mine turned out as well as it did. I really like the character from the chinook I dry hopped with. Of course I'll know the final result when they're all carbed. There were a lot of firsts for me with this beer. My first IPA. First time using seven ounces of hops in one batch. First time dry hopping. First time brewing wearing a loin cloth with Tarzan Boy by Baltimora playing on a continuous loop in the background. Lots of firsts, but all went well.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:40 AM   #1063
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I find that black bear urine is a perfect solvent for priming sugar. It is also best to collect it fresh.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:52 AM   #1064
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I find that black bear urine is a perfect solvent for priming sugar. It is also best to collect it fresh.
You can get some extra flavor if you kick the bear in the nuts just before collecting.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:05 AM   #1065
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Oh, I've just been singing lounge music to them and stroking their ears before collection. I'll have to try a shot to the beanbag next time.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:38 AM   #1066
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I love you guys....

Measure priming solution????

I figure "more beer"

Yeah, mine were more like 8 cups of water.....seriously.

And...chicken butt.....wait, what?

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:45 AM   #1067
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Chicken but is best when deep fried.

Priming solution is likely to have a gravity higher then the beer. So if it's in the bottom of the bucket it isn't going to want to mix with the rest of the solution.

I wonder how deep fried blackbird feet would taste...
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:19 AM   #1068
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Chicken but is best when deep fried.

Priming solution is likely to have a gravity higher then the beer. So if it's in the bottom of the bucket it isn't going to want to mix with the rest of the solution.

I wonder how deep fried blackbird feet would taste...
Quit confusing the issue....priming solution does want to mix. It also wants braised blackbird butt cheeks.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #1069
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And...chicken butt.....wait, what?
$.05 a cup?
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #1070
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