Coopers Lager Mid Conditioning Update

2010/01/20 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment

Things are starting to look more promising with the bottle conditioning lager. The beer has been bottled for 11 days out of the estimated minimum 21 days required for the beer to properly self carbonate. At this stage the plastic bottles are becoming much more firm and much more like commercially carbonated bottles of soda.

Also, I noticed online that someone mentioned that yeast settlement in bottles could cause a significant delay in conditioning. Observing the bottles up against the light I could see that there was a noticeable thick film on the bottom which dispersed with mild agitation.

Maybe it was the right thing to do. Maybe it was the wrong thing to do. Either way, I took each bottle and mildly tilted them three times while making sure not to cause too much internal agitation or splashing. The goal was a redistribution of the settlement with any suspended sugars to hopefully continue proper bottle conditioning of the beer.

In two more days I will be testing the beer again, and this time I will be hoping for a marked improvement over the under-conditioned beer of a week ago. An update will be provided at that time.

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