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Old 10-03-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default Bottling's a pain but....

It is very satisfying coming home from work and seeing 48 beers carbonating away!

I normally keg but decided to bottle my pumpkin ale so I could share a few over at friend's houses. It feels like you have a lot more beer when there are two boxes full of bottles instead of one keg!

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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I don't mind bottling.

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
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I hate bottling. It's such a stupid chore and waiting two weeks for bottles to carb up is even more annoying. That's why i started kegging. If I can help it I will never bottle a whole 5 gallon batch of beer again.

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Old 10-03-2013, 02:22 AM   #4
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I think that bottling is kinda fun. I know, I'm a very sick homebrewer...

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I think that bottling is kinda fun. I know, I'm a very sick homebrewer...

I agree. I bottle 80% of my brews. I bottle when I brew so it is very easy. Rack to bottling bucket while the water is heating up. Bottle during the mash. Easy
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I really enjoy bottling. It's not work for me, it's spending more time with my hobby. I will admit though I am about to order some kegging equipment, I hate waiting weeks for them to carbonate, especially my lagers. I never thought it would come to this, I enjoy bottling and then seeing them put up with nice labels on them. Next step is for me to learn counter pressure filling!

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I hate bottling by myself, but with the help it's not bad at all. Great excuse to bring some friends over, get the job done in an hour drink some beer or good wine and everyone goes home with a couple bottles.

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I bought an All In One Wine Pump, a vacuum pump obviously for my wine making, and soon afterwards bought the beer bottling attachment....what a pleasure it is to bottle now! I can bottle a 5 gallon batch in under 10 mins, and a few mins more for capping.
That machine gets a ton of use between beer and wine, I usually brew between 6-8 5 gallon batches of beer within a week or two to stock up, it is worth every penny!
I can rack, degass, filter, and bottle my wine, and rack and bottle beer (I don't filter my beer).
I am in no way affiliated with the company, I just believe in the product, the customer service is unlike most, extremely helpful.
Check them out at http://allinonewinepump.com/ you won't be disappointed!!!

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An hour with help! I sanitize bottle, cap put the beers away for conditioning and clean up in an about by myself. (5 gal batch)

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I bought an All In One Wine Pump, a vacuum pump obviously for my wine making, and soon afterwards bought the beer bottling attachment....what a pleasure it is to bottle now! I can bottle a 5 gallon batch in under 10 mins, and a few mins more for capping.
That machine gets a ton of use between beer and wine, I usually brew between 6-8 5 gallon batches of beer within a week or two to stock up, it is worth every penny!
I can rack, degass, filter, and bottle my wine, and rack and bottle beer (I don't filter my beer).
I am in no way affiliated with the company, I just believe in the product, the customer service is unlike most, extremely helpful.
Check them out at http://allinonewinepump.com/ you won't be disappointed!!!

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very cool product I am interested! ...I just don't like Glass Carboys
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