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Old 06-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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I felt a bit creative (and hungry) and used it to make some beer battered shrimp. I'm currently using the left over batter to make some tasty IPA pancakes! Nice and hoppy. What do you you do with it?

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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I usually only have a few ounces left so I'll try to get it in the last bottle that probably wasn't filled all the way by pouring from the 5 gallon bucket which means I spill most of it down the drain.

How much do you have left over and why?


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Old 06-14-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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Drink it? It should be less than 12oz (otherwise fill another bottle...)
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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The last bit <bottle fill is my "taste tester". Besides, why waste good beer just because it doesn't have any carb yet?
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I usually have some left over from a half-filled bottle, and usually a slight layer of liquid over the yeast cake and a tiny bit in the bottling bucket. I used to pour it from the bottling bucket and used a funnel to get every last bottle I could, but I just don't bother anymore. It usually ends with a mess or oxidized beer anyway. Cooking with it seems more fun. I would drink it, but I already sample my hydrometer reading, and I'm not the biggest fan of warm, flat beer anyways.

edit: actually the temperature doesn't bother me too much..it's the flatness.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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By using a mix of 12oz, 16oz, 22oz, and 1L bottles, I generally don't have this problem with my beers. If anything is left over, it's just an ounce or two. What can I do with two ounces besides drink it?

Ended up with an extra 8oz of wine once, drank it.
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Definitely dont toss it thats "the brewers share"!!! I will cap the partially filled bottle and chill it a little bit then drink it.
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I will try to get as close as I can with out disturbing too much yeast cake but typically I'll just toss it because most of what I do has not been worth saving for something I could cook with. Not that it is not a bad idea or that I don't use my own home brew to make foods. Bratwurst. Tasty....
For the testing bottles if I'm a bit unsure of a recipe I'll save the last three or four bottles or what may end up being somewhat oxidized for what ever reason to test carbonation as well as flavor. Now that it is summer time and I grill I may use those samples to boil bratwurst in!
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Bottled my first attempt at Ed Wort's Apfelwein today. I didn't seem to mind drinking those two 12 oz glasses of excess.
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Sometimes there are only a couple of ounces. I taste it then pour the rest down the drain. The most I have had was about 3/4 bottle, still not enough to worry about - down the drain....


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