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  1. I just finished bottling and ended up with 10 1/2 bottles. I knew after I had filled 10 bottles that I wouldn't have enough to fill an 11th. So, rather than dumping it out, I decided to keep the half bottle and put in 1 carbonation drop. I have no idea how this will end up - I suspect it won't carbonate well because of having too much space. But if it tastes bad and I dump it out, I figure that is no different than if I had dumped it out today. Worth a shot to see what happens.....
  2. After reading these replies (combined with how I was already leaning), I leave this batch in the bottles for 2 months before trying it. waiting sucks.....
  3. I have finished brewing the Bilby Chocolate Porter recipe and will be bottling it tomorrow. When I took my hydrometer readings, I thought it tasted very bitter. Would the flavor benefit from leaving it in the bottles for a few months? Or is this a bitter tasting beer? The recipe says to leave it in the bottles for 2 weeks and then give it a taste, but that doesn't seem long enough. Any thoughts?
  4. are you using mango that you bought frozen in a bag? or fresh mango that you are freezing yourself?
  5. I have not tried that spreadsheet; was it created by NASA - it looks as complicated as your science experiment above I followed the Bilby Chocolate Porter recipe, so the ingredients were: - 1.3 Kg Mr. Beer Winter Dark Ale - Mr. Beer unhopped malt extract - smooth - 100 g midnight wheat grains - 1 tbsp cocoa powder - lallemand nottingham yeast 8.5 liter (although with 4 hydrometer readings, it is slightly less now)
  6. I feel pretty confident in the 1.011. It matches last night, so I am considering this done and will start the cold crash in the morning
  7. Both are plastic and everything was level. I waited for the bubbles to subside before inserting the hydrometer. It seemed like the hydrometer rose over time
  8. I have both fermenters - it allows me to make Coopers recipes and Mr. Beer recipes I got the Coopers kit when it was on sale for Father's Day a few years ago and I got the craft kit for very cheap off of Gumtree. I only wanted the FV and bottles, so it was a good deal.
  9. could the Blushing Blonde recipe work with frozen mango?
  10. 1.011 this evening - same as yesterday, so I will give it another 12 hours and start the cold crash tomorrow morning However, I saw something very interesting...when I took the gravity reading tonight (1.011), I got distracted and didn't take the hydrometer out of the tube. When I looked at it after a while, it had risen to 1.200! I took it out and re-inserted it and it read 1.011 again. Any ideas?
  11. I am gone for 3 weeks, but I don't leave until Tuesday morning, so I still have a few days. I figure that I will take a reading tomorrow (Wed) and, if it is the same as tonight, start the cold crash on Thu morning and bottle on Sunday. This plan gives me an extra day just in case the reading is different tomorrow.
  12. 1.017 on Sunday; 1.013 yesterday; 1.011 tonight, so I guess it is still not done fermenting
  13. 1.017 on Saturday; 1.013 on Monday. I am going to take another reading tonight (Tuesday) I followed the Bilby Chocolate Porter recipe, so the ingredients were: - 1.3 Kg Mr. Beer Winter Dark Ale - Mr. Beer unhopped malt extract - smooth - 100 g midnight wheat grains - 1 tbsp cocoa powder - lallemand nottingham yeast
  14. yep, I bumped it up to 22 on Sunday when I took the first reading
  15. the difference in gravity readings over the last 2 days has taught me a valuable lesson about using the hydrometer to know when fermentation is complete! since I am in a minor time crunch (I am going out of town) and need to get the beer bottled before a week from tonight, I will be taking gravity readings every day until I see it is stable. Hopefully it is done by Thursday, I can cold crash until Sunday and then bottle
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