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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2013, 08:56:25 PM »
I also put quick disconnects on my co2 lines so I can swap out the corny fittings for the tire chuck.  Or the air gun fitting if I need it to flush bottles or transfer under pressure.
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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2013, 04:08:51 PM »
Heck I even go for the F.Gr. Hydrometer tube contents! :P
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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2013, 05:07:06 PM »
So, I tried my first AG batch again after 2 weeks in bottles.

It's still not clear. It still kind of yeasty / sediment-y... I never brewed a beer that was so cloudy so I'm not really sure what the deal is. I'm thinking it will clear after a few more weeks. I really do think this will be a delicious beer once it (hopefully) clears up. It's quite good by itself. It's just a little yeasty.

A few more weeks? A couple months? What do you think?
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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2013, 08:40:05 AM »
at least you ain't drinkin' outta the fermenter!

Some people call it a racking cane...I call it a straw.
Just make sure you don't backwash, or you'll contaminate your beer!

I find that bottles are mostly carbonated in a week if you have them at 65-70F. They just need time to condition. I have a hefe in bottles right now that is stellar, and it's only been in the bottle for a little over a week. Hefes are good young though.
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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2013, 09:28:58 AM »
I just took a gravity sample on a 10 day old IPA.  After I got my reading I put it in a PET bottle with a carbonator cap, hit it with 30 psi and stuck it in the freezer.  In an hour I'll have a cold, carbed sample to taste.

When you do this Denny, do you only fill the bottle half way?
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I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2013, 09:49:53 AM »
I just took a gravity sample on a 10 day old IPA.  After I got my reading I put it in a PET bottle with a carbonator cap, hit it with 30 psi and stuck it in the freezer.  In an hour I'll have a cold, carbed sample to taste.

When you do this Denny, do you only fill the bottle half way?

I put about 16 oz. in a 20 oz. bottle.
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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2013, 10:51:38 PM »
I've damaged two of the carbonator caps by over-tightening. :-\ The more headspace in the bottle the quicker it carbs when using the cap. I do 1L and 2L bottles so can definitely see just going this route if I didn't already have kegs etc... It's real easy to get a feel for how much co2, the psi and volume of headspace carbonates the beer with shaking. Usually I'll give the bottle 3 successive blasts @40psi with shaking in between.

But first squeeze all the air out of the headspace. And it helps if the beer is cold.

In regards to bottles- I'll start cracking them on day three and sometimes they go into rotation then or I have to wait a bit longer like a week. How else does one learn about their beer. Not like beer is something sacrosanct that can't be touched.
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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2013, 09:23:42 AM »
at least you ain't drinkin' outta the fermenter!

Some people call it a racking cane...I call it a straw.
Just make sure you don't backwash, or you'll contaminate your beer!

I find that bottles are mostly carbonated in a week if you have them at 65-70F. They just need time to condition. I have a hefe in bottles right now that is stellar, and it's only been in the bottle for a little over a week. Hefes are good young though.

Young beer kind of tastes like spit to me. I thought it was an extract problem but I'm getting that with AG too. Apparently, I need to age it longer.
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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2013, 11:47:26 AM »
at least you ain't drinkin' outta the fermenter!

Some people call it a racking cane...I call it a straw.
Just make sure you don't backwash, or you'll contaminate your beer!

I find that bottles are mostly carbonated in a week if you have them at 65-70F. They just need time to condition. I have a hefe in bottles right now that is stellar, and it's only been in the bottle for a little over a week. Hefes are good young though.

Young beer kind of tastes like spit to me. I thought it was an extract problem but I'm getting that with AG too. Apparently, I need to age it longer.

Put a couple in the fridge for a few days/week.  See if they settle out faster and taste better.

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Re: I literally cannot wait any longer to try this
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2013, 11:54:49 AM »
Put a couple in the fridge for a few days/week.  See if they settle out faster and taste better.

It also helps the CO2 go into solution, and that really helps with the carbonation part of mouthfeel.
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