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Old 11-08-2017, 08:48 AM   #11
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Rule One - Don't worry. Beer and God are very forgiving.

Rule Two - Stop messing with it. Neither of the above are totally forgiving.

Rule Three - After bottling leave it alone for at least four weeks before tasting it.

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Old 11-08-2017, 04:00 PM   #12
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Default Thank you very much

Thank you all for the responses. It all sounds like great advice.

I should mention I took the muslin bag containing the dry hops out after 10 days ( I know I got it all wrong), but panicked that it was making the beer too bitter). So all the sludge from that is contained.

It looked fairly clear on Wednesday, I will check it again tomorrow, and if the reading is the same (1010), I'll bottle it I think.

I washed the bottles in soapy water and rinsed thoroughly. let dry and stored in closed cardboard boxes ( a couple of months ago). I'll do the same with sterilising powder before bottling.

With the FV I got, there is a tap, on the bottom, which attaches a tube which is supposed to have a sediment catcher. Not sure if it works or is any good, but is meant for bottling.

So after that, airing cupboard (or somewhere warn for 2 weeks, than rack for 2-3 weeks, and consume in great quantity

Sounds like a plan.

I like the idea of having bottles instead of a barrel I think, mainly because it's easier to carbonate? certainly chill before drinking and give away maybe. We'll see.

Any I'll let you know how it goes.
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All bottled up sitting in the spare bedroom. Very exciting!
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