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Old 07-09-2017, 02:24 PM   #21
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Spooky, since I posted yesterday and had the lid off to do a SG, it has gone 'flat'. May well bottle over weekend.
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Bottled today. Upped the recommended priming sugar to 7oz. Into mostly swing tops and the excess into pet bottles. Got 43 500ml bottles.

Tastes a bit bland, hint of raspberry, not much in the way of apple. Early days , see how it goes after conditioning!
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Pets are already rock hard. Exciting!
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Pets are already rock hard. Exciting!
I'd try one at this point to see if you are happy with the sweetness & fizz. If yes, chill the rest to stop the fermentation. You run the risk if bottle bombs if there is still some sugar left in there.
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I'd try one at this point to see if you are happy with the sweetness & fizz. If yes, chill the rest to stop the fermentation. You run the risk if bottle bombs if there is still some sugar left in there.
Er, only been in bottles 2 days. Understand what you are saying but others suggest that the swing tops and pets should be fine. Plan was to leave in warm for a week to condition then out in the cold for unlimited time , taking the odd one or two now and again to chill before opening.
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It was the 2 days to rock hard that worried me, as I've overdone the sugar and they went rock hard in 4 days. When I opened them they fizzed up like a bottle of cheap lemonade

I'm still doing experimentation with how much to add. The rule of thumb seems to be they are ready when they get really hard.
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It was the 2 days to rock hard that worried me, as I've overdone the sugar and they went rock hard in 4 days. When I opened them they fizzed up like a bottle of cheap lemonade

I'm still doing experimentation with how much to add. The rule of thumb seems to be they are ready when they get really hard.
Or , leave them to condition , then put them out in the cold to clear then CHILL. Chill is the biggie? Open without chilling them down and they will go off like a rocket. Whack them in the fridge overnight then enjoy the fizz.

Only what peeps seem to suggest?
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Or , leave them to condition , then put them out in the cold to clear then CHILL. Chill is the biggie? Open without chilling them down and they will go off like a rocket. Whack them in the fridge overnight then enjoy the fizz.

Only what peeps seem to suggest?
I'd agree with that
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