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Ok, I haven't bottled for years & have put down an APA in James Squire 345ml bottles ( 14/3/12)
The beer is clearing extremely well & a bit of sediment collecting on the bottom. Holding them up to the light, I can see quite a bit of sediment clinging to the sides of the bottles & I give them a slight spin & away it goes, back into suspension to hopefully settle out on the bottom. If I just ignore the bottles, will this sediment that is clinging like shit to a blanket fix itself & settle out or will it stay there? Do I actually need to spin them all periodically to remove it or will it go away on it's own in due time?
It's been so long since doing any bottling I can't remember what I used to do.
 

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I'd twirl. I've had clingy stuff for months on end - I only ever bottle Aussie Sparklings nowadays but still get it. In my bottling days it was common and used to shyte me off with light coloured brews like APAs.

If you can get it all down to the bottom then after a month or so it should settle hard.
 

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I'd twirl. I've had clingy stuff for months on end - I only ever bottle Aussie Sparklings nowadays but still get it. In my bottling days it was common and used to shyte me off with light coloured brews like APAs.

If you can get it all down to the bottom then after a month or so it should settle hard.
Thanks Bribie.
Gave them all a little spin & all good. The really bad thing with bottling is the down time for drinking. 1 to 2 weeks for the kegs & 4-8weeks for the bottles. Anyone out there want to offload a couple of hundred James Squire 345ml bottles?
 

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Why don't you use the sediment catchers on the bottles. You seemed reallly keen on these things for bottling no that long ago.
 

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wasn't it you that had the sediment reducer lids? The ones where the beer sits upside down?
Edit~ You must've posted just before me goomboogo!
 

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Why don't you use the sediment catchers on the bottles. You seemed reallly keen on these things for bottling no that long ago.
November 2010 was the discussion on the sediment catchers, so a little while ago. They work as they should just a bit too pricey. I have a dozen of them on now, some sediment clinging to the inside of the neck before the catcher. Catcher has a heap of yeast in it.

wasn't it you that had the sediment reducer lids? The ones where the beer sits upside down?
Edit~ You must've posted just before me goomboogo!
As above. Worked out too expensive to have them on every bottle. Same story with the upright bottles. A small ring or dusting of sediment sticking to the sides of the bottles. A small spin & it's gone.
 

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Just leave them until they look clear and taste good. Bottling isn't that complicated.
 

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They look clear already. Just getting some sediment clinging to the bottles that I can't remember dealing with in the past.



3 days ago is a long time.
In bottling terms, it's not a long time. That's the first memory jog.

2nd one is that if it tastes good and looks good, it is good and all the other bits are things to worry about when you have perfected everything else.

If it tastes good and doesn't look good, close your eyes and work on the next one..

How does it pour?
 

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In bottling terms, it's not a long time. That's the first memory jog.

2nd one is that if it tastes good and looks good, it is good and all the other bits are things to worry about when you have perfected everything else.

If it tastes good and doesn't look good, close your eyes and work on the next one..

How does it pour?
The 3 days ago comment was me having a go back at cocko for trying to be funny. Minimum 4 weeks before tasting for me.
I only bottled 5 days ago so not going to pour just yet. It certainly looks good, the fermenter sample tasted great so I'm certain it's going to be great even though it was my first beer with the new Rims set up. I over mashed though with higher mash temps & a wayward PID trying to compensate for the low flow through the Rims tube. Opened the Barley crusher to 1mm ( 0.8mm ) on the first brew & hit temps perfectly second time round. Because I haven't bottled in years, over 15, I couldn't remember if I had a dusting of sediment on the sides of the bottles in the past. I thought I just bottled & left them alone for a couple of months. This time round, the sediment is there & was wondering if bottlers out there let it be or give them a spin to get it back into suspension. After doing this last night, the bottles are crystal clear & no sediment on the sides so I guess I have answered my own question.
Cheers
 

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I don't spin my bottles to get the sediment to drop out.

However, once carbed if you store your bottles in the fridge, they will become clearer and the yeast will drop out further.

A week in the fridge makes an amazing difference to just putting it in before you drink it.

For me also keeps it fresher tasting longer.
 

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I don't spin my bottles to get the sediment to drop out.

However, once carbed if you store your bottles in the fridge, they will become clearer and the yeast will drop out further.

A week in the fridge makes an amazing difference to just putting it in before you drink it.

For me also keeps it fresher tasting longer.
Cheers MB.
 

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Ok, I haven't bottled for years & have put down an APA in James Squire 345ml bottles ( 14/3/12)
Sorry, wasn't trying to be funny, the above reads like you bottled on the 14th? Now 4 days ago....

Anyway, I agree with MB too.

Cheers
 

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Sorry, wasn't trying to be funny, the above reads like you bottled on the 14th? Now 4 days ago....

Anyway, I agree with MB too.

Cheers
I bottled on the 14th but it's my first bottling for many, many years.
I guess you get into a bit of a routine & forget what you used to do in the past.
Got it sorted though.
 

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The 3 days ago comment was me having a go back at cocko for trying to be funny. Minimum 4 weeks before tasting for me.
I only bottled 5 days ago so not going to pour just yet. It certainly looks good, the fermenter sample tasted great so I'm certain it's going to be great even though it was my first beer with the new Rims set up. I over mashed though with higher mash temps & a wayward PID trying to compensate for the low flow through the Rims tube. Opened the Barley crusher to 1mm ( 0.8mm ) on the first brew & hit temps perfectly second time round. Because I haven't bottled in years, over 15, I couldn't remember if I had a dusting of sediment on the sides of the bottles in the past. I thought I just bottled & left them alone for a couple of months. This time round, the sediment is there & was wondering if bottlers out there let it be or give them a spin to get it back into suspension. After doing this last night, the bottles are crystal clear & no sediment on the sides so I guess I have answered my own question.
Cheers
Homebrewers overthink things.

Clean and sanitise bottles, fill with beer and cap. Leave to carbonate, drink and see if tastes nice.

When carbonated properly, store cool.

Glad it's sorted.
 

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