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5 years 2 months ago #1964 by Gash
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The Coopers site seem to think it could come out as a high carbed beer

STEP 3: Bottle
The brew may be bottled only after the SG readings are stable over a couple of days – it should finish around the 1008 to 1012 mark.
We recommend the use of PET bottles. Sturdy reusable glass bottles, designed for storing beer, should be used if planning to keep some of the brew in bottle beyond 18 months.
Prime at the normal rate of 8g/l (2 carbonation drops per 740/750 ml bottle) or slightly lower, in accordance with the style.

but the half filled bottles would be over carbed as thats a lot of sugar for a little bit of beer.

I find most strong ales to be weird tasting and usually take a long time to condition at least few months, by that time the hops will of mellowed a lot and the malt will taste better too. I think its a challenging beer flavour wise if you arent used to them, not sure if you are?

Give them some more time and see how they go!

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5 years 2 months ago #1965 by Gash
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Strong beers take a longer time to carb too

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5 years 2 months ago #1969 by find_another_slave
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Thanks for taking the time to comment mate.

I bulk primed this lot, as per your video, so assumed the over-carbonation had come from a over abundance of head space(i.e. oxygen) relative to the beer. I could be(and probably am) wrong about this.

I've had other people tell me this beer could be months in the making too...and am a reasonably big fan of this beer, though in more recent times, I've found it a bit malty for my liking (i seem to have picked up the moniker "Hop Snob" from some of my esteemed colleagues)

I will crack one this weekend, and see if it's improved any, but am happy to play the waiting game to see where things go over the coming months.

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 7 Apr - 14:07

Nice one Skid, yep the weekend went well from what i can remember, Cheers brewers and rock on :D

SkidBaxter's Avatar SkidBaxter - Tue 6 Apr - 12:55

Bottled up a Chocolate Milk Porter earlier today. Drinking some from the previous batch right now. No complaints! Hope everyone has a great week. Cheers!

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 1 Apr - 09:03

Just about to brew a Pale with 2 cans of blonde extract and my fresh cascade hops, cheers all have a great Easter :D

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Happy st Patrick's day, i trust your home brew stouts are blowing Guinness out of the park. Slainte lol

BeerRay1986 - Fri 22 Jan - 21:39

good brewing weekend coming up!!! putting on a mild and bitter! have a rippa weekend

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