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Old 01-11-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default No room to bottle the beer, so I...

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for me, I went to Big Lots and bought 12 Dads Root beer cream sodas and 3 Dads Root Beer 1 liter brown bottles. I cleaned the shelf of the cream soda because I didnt want the strong rootbeer after taste.

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Then... I poured them all out in the grass... I did try some cream soda with the kids and it was quite tasty on ice.

After, I rinsed them in the tub and used Sun Oxy to clean each bottle. They are now filled with water and Oxy to soak. I will let them soak over night.

Tomorrow I will do a thorough rinse... and Sat I'll probably rinse again and use to bottle.

I am still on hold for my keg setup.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:22 AM   #2
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I'll be interested in hearing how it goes. Keep us updated!

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:46 AM   #3
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I'll be interested in hearing how it goes. Keep us updated!
I think it will be fine. The 3 root beer bottles had a strong root beer odor, while the cream soda's vinilla was much more weak. I would have bought 15 instead of 12 if they had them. I have 4 empty liters already. The math works to about 18-19 liters per 5 gallon bucket. This will make bottling easir too.

Can't wait for brew weekend.

I am bottling my San Francisco Lager Common Carlsberg Rip Off. I am tempted to buy a 6 pack of Carlsberg to see just how different they will be... Yopper keeps telling me to stop calling it a Carlsberg. Well... the taste test is in 2 weeks Ms Yopper... be there, or be square

Anyway... next up will be some light pilsners with what I got left.
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I would just wait to bottle until I had legit bottles....


To each their own though, hope it works out for ya.

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This is so wierd.

At least buy some dos exuis that has beer in the bottles and makes good bottles.

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I dont have a bottle capper or feel like dealing with the bottle cap trash and then ordering new ones.

I can re-use the pet bottles caps, they dont break and they are much easier to work with. Why bottle with 2+ cases of bottles when I only need 17 liter bottles? I pour my bear in mugs so it makes no diff if theyare glass or plastic.

This is a temp fix until the keg set up is done.

I need the fermenting buckets free to keep the pipeline going.

Anyway, originally I was looking for brown 2-liter bottles but couldnt find any. That would have cut bottling down to 8-9 bottles.

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Check out LHBS if you have one and buy the empty bottles so you aren't wasting some type of drink. Or like cheesy said, buy some type of pop top beer you like and drink your bottles empty!

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Check out LHBS if you have one and buy the empty bottles so you aren't wasting some type of drink. Or like cheesy said, buy some type of pop top beer you like and drink your bottles empty!
No. I dont have my glass bottle collection established and dont plan to.

Kegs are next.

1 liter is nearly 3 12 oz glass bottles.

I'm good. Again I dont like waiting when waiting is a requirement for beer to become ready to drink. So if Im gonna wait, its gonna be with 10 gallons in the fermentors. Gotta keep the pipe line going and full.

Eventually, one day, after I get all set up and start turning out real gems... I will get a glass bottle capper with some bottles and bottle some for novelty purposes to give away as gifts.

But I'm not there yet.

I am still keeping my eye out for brown 2-liter bottles.
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Check out root beer for 2lt brown bottles. Depends on if you have good luck getting the taste out of the little ones though.
Just a thought. How long till your keg system is ready?

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I keg, but I still want enough bottles to bottle at LEAST 5 gallons.

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