Bloody Bottling Day

Post #1 made 9 months ago
Well this brew isn't going to be as I desired, but it will be what it will be and I can accept that. I was trying for a Kolsch but my mash temps got out of control while I was out refilling the propane tank. I ended up at a FG of 1.022 as opposed to 1.011. Ouch. But that's not the end of it. While bottling my 47 46 bottles of beer (I still haven't started kegging yet... though I might start soon) one bottle shattered as I was capping it with my bench capper. I now have two bandaids on my right hand, and a third on my left as I type this.

I'm working on beer names as I make labels for my beers. Suggested names include:

Hot Mash Kolsch
Broken Bottle
Bloody Bandaid

Suggestions welcome.
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Re: Bloody Bottling Day

Post #2 made 9 months ago
Well sorry to hear you had some problems...

Avoid calling it anything with the word "blood" in it or your buddies may not want to try it. :argh:

Wonder if you could do a secondary ferment with a different Yeast to eat up some more sugar before you bottle...? Have never done this before, but believe I've heard of others doing such things. Do a search here and see if it was tried, success or not, etc. And please let us know how it ended up working out.
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Re: Bloody Bottling Day

Post #4 made 9 months ago
Embrace the bottling, caress and love your bottles and they shall love you back.
Slow down and enjoy.

Some more name suggestions;
- Bottle Shank Kolsch,
- Shatter Mash,
- Prosthetic Kolsch.
Next - Bohemian Pilsner.
Cubed - Sierra Pale.
F.V's - Smokey Dark Ale, Basic Stout.
Briefly Bottled - Basic Stout II, Basic Stout III, Stock Stout, Victory Stout, Southern Cross Pale, Smoked Porter.
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