Bloody Bottling Day

Post #1 made 10 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 10 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.
Stout, Stout, Stout, and some other stuff...
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