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Old 07-23-2009, 06:42 PM   #31
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I can not understand why people hate bottling. Like it takes an hour?? Hello?

Why not do both instead of dissing one. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:59 PM   #32
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Confirmed kegger.

Bottles are more work for me. Don't hate it just prefer to skip it.

Bottles make me drink in preset defined amounts of beer. What if I only want to drink 13.5 oz of beer or 27 oz. or just a quick 8 oz glass, how am I going to do that with a bottle without wasting beer.

I only bottle if I have leftover from overshooting my recipe because the hops decided to give up a bit more liquid this time.

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Old 07-23-2009, 07:11 PM   #33
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I was dreading bottling my first batch because I've read so many complaints about it. Once I got going I thought to myself "What the hell is so hard about this?"

For sanitization I used a method I had read on here. Soak the bottles in sanitizer (I let mine sit for 45 minutes) drain them, wrap some tinfoil over the top, set them in a box (they were virgin bottles, so I still had the box they came in) upside down. The excess sanitizer dripped into the tinfoil and kept the opening of the bottle wet over night. Bottled the next day.

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Old 07-23-2009, 07:13 PM   #34
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Bottles make me drink in preset defined amounts of beer. What if I only want to drink 13.5 oz of beer or 27 oz. or just a quick 8 oz glass, how am I going to do that with a bottle without wasting beer.
This thought did cross my mind, which is why I've been debating getting one party pig.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:14 PM   #35
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Damn on bottling.
When I first started brewing, my buddy and I had to brew/bottle in a garage that had a sink. We did bottly many, many gallons of beer. While the gulf coast of Texas isn't the Sahara, it is uncomfortably hot. Luckily, it gets cool for the 7 - 8 hours of fall. Two days of winter, then back to summer. It certainly seemed to be faster and easier to keg, so we got to it ASAP.
I think everyone should learn how to bottle properly. Especially now that I can bottle just by watching my two sons do it, I find it really isn't that bad. Got to pay your dues and all of that! - Dwain

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:16 AM   #36
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Me and my wife can bottle a batch in 45 minutes start to finish.
I usually get the bucket ready and then my wife fills bottles as I cap them. Her part takes less than 15 minutes. So 45 minutes start to finish sounds about right.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:36 PM   #37
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before brewing my own I had put in a full bar in the den, so I was already set up for draft beer, I also had lying around: a 6.5gal glass carboy a stainless turkey fryer, a thermostat (thanks Geoff!) and a small fridge to ferment in, so for me starting up brewing involved getting just a few more tidbits and a capper was not one of them. I do love a good homebrew out of the bottle but it never fit my plan, I just pour pints for friends and neighbors while we sit in the bar watching the game. no bias here, just workin with what I already had at hand.

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