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Title: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: Al Equihua on August 01, 2011, 06:02:39 PM
last night i bottled my first brown ale. And usually i dont get my  FG readings before bottling (error!) and every last batch was ok usually, but not this one!, i have a OG of 1.056 and the FG was 1.022!! and theres was no time to do nothing about it.

i use S05
I use 3/5 of priming sugar for a 5.5 batch
taste great actually but, What should i expect? bomb bottles? sweet beer?
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: hamiltont on August 01, 2011, 06:39:18 PM
It's hard to say but with US-05 I'm thinking it wasn't done fermenting 'cause US-05 usually gets a lot lower than 1.022.  I guess you can try a bottle in a week or so & then do subsequent tests until you have the carbonation you're seeking. Then throw them all in the fridge. Hopefully that will slow it down enough so you can enjoy them before they blow up.  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: Al Equihua on August 01, 2011, 07:19:18 PM
It's hard to say but with US-05 I'm thinking it wasn't done fermenting 'cause US-05 usually gets a lot lower than 1.022.  I guess you can try a bottle in a week or so & then do subsequent tests until you have the carbonation you're seeking. Then throw them all in the fridge. Hopefully that will slow it down enough so you can enjoy them before they blow up.  Cheers!!!


well, i going to get several test on that and put all the bottle in the fridge...haha, my wife is not going to like that hahaha
thank's
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: euge on August 02, 2011, 01:32:17 AM
Al you can pry up one of the prongs on the crown caps and vent off a bit of the pressure. Also you could stretch a balloon over one of the bottles to see how it inflates over a couple days as a gauge of how much pressure ia building up or venting out.   

Keep them cold and be careful! We won't want to hear about you losing an eye or whatnot.
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: Al Equihua on August 02, 2011, 02:07:44 AM
Al you can pry up one of the prongs on the crown caps and vent off a bit of the pressure. Also you could stretch a balloon over one of the bottles to see how it inflates over a couple days as a gauge of how much pressure ia building up or venting out.   

Keep them cold and be careful! We won't want to hear about you losing an eye or whatnot.

if i vent off cant i later recap to seal it up again?
i just arrived at home from work and i opened a bottle, it was 2 fingers of head (bottled 16 hours ago) now and a little bit sweet but tastes great,.after 10 minutes poured in a snifter is still a thin layer of head .. it tastes most as a porter to me, is well storaged at mini cooler and i think im going to transfer to the fridge this night. I dont want any risk!
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: euge on August 02, 2011, 04:26:15 AM
Yes you can retighten the caps once you've vented the bottles. Do it while they are very cold.
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: Al Equihua on August 03, 2011, 07:54:30 PM
Thanks Euge!, i aprecciate!
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: blatz on August 03, 2011, 08:25:45 PM
there's no oatmeal in that brown ale recipe, is there?
Title: Re: dumb! just bottled an unfinished beer
Post by: Al Equihua on August 03, 2011, 10:09:37 PM
No, not oatmeal in there Blatz, is going well so far