SV: hist-brewing: more newbie questions :-)

Brokk H940114 at stud.kol.su.se
Wed Oct 27 08:49:12 PDT 1999


Just out of curiousity.....
how much sugar where in the must when you bottled it ?

Angus.

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> Från:	David McCarty [SMTP:raille at mich.com]
> Skickat:	den 26 oktober 1999 13:54
> Till:	hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Ämne:	Re: hist-brewing: more newbie questions :-) 
> 
> At 06:35 AM 10/26/1999 EDT, PBLoomis at aol.com wrote:
>  2)  Grolsch-style bottles.  Will these bottles take the pressure of a
>  sparkling mead? >>
> >    Grolsch wire-tops will take the pressure of anything carbonated no
> more 
> >than Grolsch is.  If over-pressured, they will relieve the pressure 
> >gracefully, by leaking gas around the gasket.
> >    I bottled some Doomsday Ale that was, it turned out, not yet finished
> 
> >fermenting, in Grolsch bottles.  A week later, half of them were hissing,
> 
> >Thank God.  Otherwise, 
> >I would have had Grolsch Grenades, and glass and suds all over my wife's 
> >dining room antiques.
> > 
> 
> Have to comment on this.  I use Grolsch bottle a lot.  I had made a
> sparkling mead, which managed to not only break the bottle, there was
> virtually nothing left of the bottle.
> 
> The force of the explosion was soo great that glass flew hit the cabinet
> door(plexiglass thank god!) rebounded and imbedded itself in the TOP of
> the
> shelve above.
> 
> The wire bailing was chipped and the wire sprung.  The only portion left
> ws
> the bottom, which in most all case survives.  Doesn't hold much mead
> though!  
> 
> The glass was just little tiny pieces, almost like a think dust.
> 
> Of course I had to clean up a mess of sticky mead, run through with glass
> powder. :(
> 
> Dave M.
> 
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