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Old 12-01-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
Oct 2008
North Carolina
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So the JAO 1-gallon that I started a month a a few weeks ago cleared over a week ago. I was wondering if I should wait the 2 months, although the recipe states that when it clears, it's good to go. Would there be any harm in bottling this now that it has cleared? I would hate to have bottles explode on this batch.

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Old 12-01-2008, 03:21 PM   #2

That's pretty quick. Is it clear enough to read a newspaper through?

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Old 12-01-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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I'd wait....Lees in a bottle just sucks! plus I've had a JOAM accidentally carb in bottle because I didn't wait long enough.
Good, but SCARY as heck!
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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hehe bottles exploding is a frightening experience...esp in your closet as you are waking up..
Primary: Belgian Triple Braggot (6gallons), Lambic Braggot (6gallons), Habanero melomel(6gallons)

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It seems like a FOX TV Show when a mead maker moves in with an AG brewer....They end up with **** like Lambic Braggot.

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:33 PM   #5
Nov 2008
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Maybe wiat a while to see if all the fruit drops. I had a batch clear in about five weeks from start this summer. At five and half weeks all the fruit hit the bottom and I bottled it. This was in august and nothing has exploded yet, and the one's I have opened had very minimal pffft to them.

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