Another sacrifice to the bottling gods

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ChshreCat

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Every time, it seems. Last time it was a leak in my spigot that cost me a couple bottles.

This time, we were ALMOST done bottling the batch. It was going GREAT! No mishaps. No leaks. No problems.

Then just as we're finishing up the bucket full... *CRACK* I broke the neck off a bottle. And the top got jammed in the capper. Nothing I could do would get it out, it was so jammed in there. So, in the end, we poured out the last two bottles into the sink as a sacrifice to the bottling gods. Just nothing else I could do with them.

I think the last bottle got a little aerated anyway, trying to get the last bit out of the bottling bucket.
 

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why not drink them?? I always drink the last bit i can not fit in the bottles.
 

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The last bit, sometimes just about half a bottle... is what i call my samplers, i bottle em and taste em 3 or 4 days afterwards, gives me a little glimpse of what to expect of my beer in the weeks to come.

Never broke a bottle with my capper... you dont need to apply so much brute force to it you know? :)

Then, i always turn each bottle upside down for a second when done capping, i have heard it gets a little sugar up there that helps to properly seal the caps.
 

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best thing to do would have been to properly smash the piece of bottle neck that was stuck in the capper, that'd get it out.
Also, just drink the leftovers.
I always do 40 pint kits, but use half litre bottles, so I have a little overshoot on my bottling anyway, I generally drink the overshoot rather than just fill a few bottles which then look forlorn as my cases only take 20 bottles each.
 
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Trenchant: Thanks for that groundbreaking insight. Wow, I've never heard of kegging before. ;)

Drinking green beer with priming sugar mixed into it. :p I'll pass on that.

I wasn't using unusual force. I think the bottle was just weak. And I broke everything off right to the cap and it didn't come out. It's wedged in there tight.

Just a sacrifice demanded by the bottling gods. :D
 

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I don't bottle often, but I seen to have a problem with cracking necks. I have an extra fine sieve which I'll use to pour the brew through into a glass.

I only bottle from the keg, so it's pre-aged and ready to drink.
 

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best thing to do would have been to properly smash the piece of bottle neck that was stuck in the capper, that'd get it out.
Also, just drink the leftovers.
I always do 40 pint kits, but use half litre bottles, so I have a little overshoot on my bottling anyway, I generally drink the overshoot rather than just fill a few bottles which then look forlorn as my cases only take 20 bottles each.

When in doubt, just smash it :rockin:
 
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Yep. My bottling is cursed. Another batch, another bottle broke in the capper. Only lost one bottle of beer this time though.

I gotta get into a house so I have room to keg.
 
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