Bottle conditioned.....

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  1. cafelinhchi

    cafelinhchi New Member

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    Am I the only one that thinks if a brew is bottle conditioned, that fact should be predominantly displayed on the bottle?

    I'm ok with conditioning, I can deal with it, but I don't know, I would prefer to be warned. Thoughts?
     
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    You mean commercial examples? Most who do so should likely display it, as it's a more costly process than forced carbonation. I bottle and bottle condition everything I do.
     
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    The commercial beers I see say, " unfiltered ". I usually pick it up and check the bottom of the bottle which has way less yeast on the bottom than mine do.
     
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    It doesn't take a lot of yeast to condition a bottle. If you're getting much more than a dusting of yeast on the bottom of your bottles, you're bottling too early (except for Weizens and other beers depending on suspended yeast as part of their profile). A beer can look perfectly clear and still have 100,000 cells/ml in suspension, more than enough to condition a beer. Moral: Wait until your beer is bright before bottling (exceptions noted above).
     
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    Noseybear, I can't wait that long!!!!
     
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    Impatience is understandable, but that is the difference between great beer, and fantastic beer.
     

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