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Old 11-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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Hell yeah i bottled my 10 batch a hopped wheat after 3 days i was drinking it pretty good just had another last night 13 days even better. My nrxt batch was a ipa bottled 3 days and i had one last night was really good.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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Guess I have the patience of Job. I waited at least 3 weeks from the first one. I want them to be as good as they can get.


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Old 11-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #13
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You should be brewing your next batch....so when its time to carb up you have your current batch to drink instead of trying one too early!
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #14
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Oh I brewed on the same day I bottled. Got an IPA sitting in the primary right now. Probably is about done but am going to leave it in there for a while longer. I had left my original beer in the primary for about 23-24 days.

 
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:10 PM   #15
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Make sure you save some (past the ~3 week point after bottling) for several months. The flavors will all mellow out and will be incredibly drinkable. Unless, you know, you like the harsh whiskey flavor
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:43 PM   #16
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Have Fermenters, will brew! I'm bottling Saturday and starting a new batch either Saturday or Sunday. Trying to build up my pipeline!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:59 AM   #17
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Here's what I do - on a 5 gal batch, I bottle the first 46-48 bottles and label the caps. The last 6-8 bottles are, quite literally, the dregs. They're the ones with the most trub, hop gunk, etc. in them. I put an extra little mark on the caps and those become the sample/taster bottles. The good, clear bottles are the ones that last through the whole X-week waiting period.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:47 PM   #18
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Good idea Jonm! I was suprised at how well the bottling went and how little trub etc there was in my bottle I tried... especially since it was one of the last ones I bottled.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #19
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I always try to wring at least one extra out of the bottling bucket (like JonM). I use oxygen absorbing caps so the head space will be oxygen free and then after a few days I randomly choose one and turn it over and back once to look through the bottle to see if bubbles form. Once I can see not only foam, but carbonation bubbles continuing to rise it alleviates some fears of opening bottles to discover something was wrong and nothing happened. That extra beer or two that I otherwise wouldn't have had is to check when the carbonation is right. I put that one in the fridge and get it to serving temperature before opening to see where it truly is--since there is a difference in carbonation retention between warm beer and cool beer.



 
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