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Old 02-22-2008, 06:18 PM   #11

You didn't get a good slug of trub did you?
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:30 PM   #12
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You didn't get a good slug of trub did you?

Now that I think of it, my EZ-Caps were the last 12 bottles filled. The racking cane was getting plugged up with "smeg" near the end.

I just tried another and it was a little better, but still pretty nasty. Heavy, smooth sediment at the bottom of the bottle too.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:33 PM   #13
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age them. Strange things happen to beer over time. In a month they may be quite pleasant. RDWHAHB

 
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:38 PM   #14
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age them. Strange things happen to beer over time. In a month they may be quite pleasant. RDWHAHB

That's what I was thinking. The first few were "green" but in no way bitter like these last two.

I'll put the rest away for a few months and get back to you.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:43 PM   #15

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That's what I was thinking. The first few were "green" but in no way bitter like these last two.

I'll put the rest away for a few months and get back to you.

Good Plan. There's no point in drinking so-so beer now when it can be really good in a month or two. Too often you learn this with the last 3 or 4 out of a batch.

Yah gotta keep brewing so you never have to wait...
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:46 PM   #16
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Yah gotta keep brewing so you never have to wait...
I'm brewing as fast as I can!!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:12 PM   #17
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Good Luck! I hope that shelf is stronger than it looks.

I had a whole batch of sour beer a while ago and it didn't seem to be getting any better with age IMHO. I fed it to my roomates and they loved it and drank the rest of the batch that night*shrugs*.

 
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Good Luck! I hope that shelf is stronger than it looks.

I had a whole batch of sour beer a while ago and it didn't seem to be getting any better with age IMHO. I fed it to my roomates and they loved it and drank the rest of the batch that night*shrugs*.

Yar! 'Tis a very strong shelf indeed!
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:13 AM   #19
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Good Luck! I hope that shelf is stronger than it looks.
My first thought as well. I just had a shelf that looked identical to it collapse after about four years of constant use (no, I didn't have any beer on it). It was anchored into the wall well enough, but the braces buckled, and the whole thing bent at a right angle.

Losing two carboys of fermenting beer would be enough to make a grown man cry.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:15 AM   #20
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I won't use my flippie gaskets a 3rd time. Seems the constant pressure wears a ring in the rubber (compresses) that ends up with a weak seal. Too much overpressure will allow the gas to escape and reduce the carbonation effect.

+1 on this. I use the gaskets only two times. They are cheap and easy to replace so I don't take the risk.
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