[SpamCop-Social] Re: Hey Charles
Sat Feb 15 01:20:31 EST 2003
"Charles" <dug3jq3e9zt5nx001> wrote in message
> :) Ha! So, you haven't had a bottle explode yet? Me neither - but
> I'm drinking this fizzy batch as fast as I can (let's see... two cases
> at a bottle or two a day...)! Hmm. Maybe I should open some from a
> later batch to see if it's the new recipe that leads to fizziness...
> If that were the case, well, I'd have to throw a party to get rid of
> the stuff before it all explodes! (It all = about 6 cases!)
> So, to conclude, good luck with that and wish me luck!
No exploding bottles yet....and I mean yet. I bottled a batch of a
raspberry ginger mead last month, and it used the same amount of priming
sugars for carbonation as a normal beer batch would use. I bottled about 10
bottles in 750ml champagne bottles. We will see how the wire cage is
holding down the corks under all of that pressure.
Do you need luck on hoping that the bottles do not explode and scare the
family dog/cat, or do you need luck in drinking it all? How much priming
sugar do you use? For a 5 gallon batch, I usually use 3/4 cup of corn
sugar. With my last bottled batch, a pilsner from Charlie Papazian's Joy Of
Home Brewing book, I used 1 1/4 cup of malt extract. I've never used
extract at bottling time, so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.
It has been lagering in my cold beer storage room for about a month now. I
might open a bottle this weekend. I'll need a good drink this weekend, as
`Hotel De Craig' is opening tomorrow, when my Mom and little brother stop in
for a weekend stay.
Wish me luck! :)
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