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Gas, Gas, Gas.....

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Matt

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Here we go then......

 

The blog of a slightly eccentric molecatcher who enjoys making his own grog......

 

Now, I've thought long and hard about where to start off, and at the request of Hampshire Wasp, I was going to post a whole heap of information about barrels, but fate stepped forward this evening, and I thought we'd just mention gas for a minute.....

 

Now gas, the production and retention of, has caused me some trouble of late.

 

Just take a look at this:

 

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What should be a perfectly good, clear pint of best bitter is utterly knackered because it's just too lively.

 

What's the cause?

 

Well, it could be any number of things.

 

Did I add too much sugar at the bottling stage (more of that another time)?

 

Is it the weather?

 

Or is it just a peculiarity of this brew?

 

Truth be told (I'm sounding like Mal now, lol), I can't remember what brew it is, which is something of a problem.....

 

If I knew, I could adjust things accordingly when I next do this brew, but sadly, old age, a fractured skull and other things mean I have the memory of a goldfish.

 

I know it's not a Hambledon Bard brew, but that's about as far as it goes!!!

 

Anyway, what to do if you find yourself in this situation:

 

The obvious, and sensible course of action is to carefully loosen the crown cap of each bottle to release the pressure, and then re-cap it.

 

Will I do that? I'm not sure at this stage. I'll try a few more and then decide.

 

I'll keep you updated on that brew, and my next post will be all about pressure barrels.

 

Thanks for reading!

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