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Old 12-21-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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Default 22oz bottles and the 'sediment'

I was just thinking as I bottled my first batch of EBA this evening into 22oz bottles. I have them set aside in the garage to condition etc, but I was thinking of the sediment being disturbed upon pouring of the beer. Obviously you arent going to be able to fit all 22oz of beer into your glass (well maybe if I was drinking out of a tumbler) so the sediment will be disturbed when you repour to finish the bottle. This isnt an issue for me per se (Ill drink those yeasts all day long - hell, anything to make me fart MORE and Im all about it... But I digress)

Any other 22ozers out there. Can you describe your experiences?
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:32 AM   #2
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I use 32 oz. bottles quite a bit.

The first pour into a pint glass is clear - the second glass is a little more cloudy, but if you've chilled long enough and pour good; most of the sediment is still left beind.


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I've noticed that when the beer is in a cold fridge for more than 3 or so days, the yeast/sediment hardens (for lack of a better word) in the bottom of the bottle. No matter how hard you pour, if you pour it when it's cold, the sediment remains in the bottle (which should be rinsed with warm water fairly quickly or the stuff will be difficult to remove). Just use a tumbler or other large glass and pour it in there in one shot.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:39 AM   #4
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Pour the entire bottle into 2 glasses
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:44 AM   #5
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if you have the ability to cold crash before bottling then that would reduce the cloudiness. or you could use finings, but i've found the best clarification agent to be plain old time. plenty in the primary and sometimes secondary if it's needed.

if you bottle clear beer there shouldn't be too much sediment even after bottle carbing.

chilling for a long period of time helps a ton too. like at least a week, it'll seem like everything's stuck to the bottom.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:45 AM   #6
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Good thread. I wondered about this myself.
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I secondary every batch to eliminate as much sediment as possible.
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I use 1 litre bottles. (Shut up spellchecker, I typed LITRE deal with it!)

Sure, it unsettles the sediment a tad, but the easier bottling and the more effective dutch ovens makes that small inconvenience worthwhile IMO
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Hells yeah man! Im all about flatulence. Flatulence is funny - so funny in fact I wrote a poem about it many many years ago. Maybe someday over a homebrew I will share it.
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I like Nottingham because it just sticks to the bottom even if you dump it. I have steins big enough for 22oz-ers, but I prefer to share them.


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