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Old 08-03-2013, 07:12 PM   #191
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I need to bottle more beers, I keg everything now which makes swapping a pain.
That blichmann beer gun looks pretty sweet...


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Old 08-03-2013, 07:12 PM   #192
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I'm down for some trading. In Manchester here.



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Old 08-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #193
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I need to bottle more beers, I keg everything now which makes swapping a pain.
Same over here. Go check out the we don't need your stinkin beer gun thread. I recently found some I bottled with a varied method after 5 weeks in a friends fridge and it was still carbed nicely.

My method:

-Flower the psi to barely any, around 1.5 - 2.
-stick your sanitized bottle up to the tap and fill as close as possible to the top.
The key here is to have about a half inch of head that foams over the bottle as controlled as possible. While it is still foaming I SLIDE my capper with a cap on it through the head, and cap it.

I then give the bottle a couple quick flips upside down. The idea is to keep the co2 agitated and foaming under the cap, keeping the small amount of oxygen at bay.

I consciously know and expect these not to keep like a bottled conditioned brew but they do very well. I've had no problem bottling a sixer for a friends and them lasting as long as needed(5 weeks is the longest I've tested now).

Additionally it's a bit messy if you do it right, as the beer kinda pours out all over the bottle but it does work very well.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #194
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That blichmann beer gun looks pretty sweet...
I have one and it works really well. I just avoid bottles because if all the extra time cleaning.

When I need to transport my brew I'll just fill a growler from the tap, it's always for same day events so I haven't had a problem.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #195
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Okay, so I know this post is old, but I am just catching up on our CT brewers thread...

I've seen a lot of DIY kegerator build pics and this is the sickest. You guys have clearly brought some SKILZ to the game. Very sweet!

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Old 08-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #196
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I'd be up for some bottle swaps. I'm in Norwalk.

Not brewing this weekend - paying penance for my transgressions instead:

-sat a carboy on the granite counter-top during last brew session
-it had a little PBW pooled around the bottom
-sat there for a while, maybe 20-30 minutes
-when I finished cleaning up, it became evident that the PBW had stripped the finish off some areas of the granite (!)
-SWMBO was very mellow, but did ask me to fix it, a couple times

So, I just finished stripping and resealing two large counter tops. 4 hours

Moral of the story: brew in the garage if you can.

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Old 08-05-2013, 07:26 PM   #197
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Yikes, I'm in Berlin too!! Been making the beers for a little over 3 years now I guess. Some of them even taste good
Cool! Yeah I've managed to make a few I've been proud of. But even the others I don't hear my friends complaining about!
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:33 PM   #198
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But even the others I don't hear my friends complaining about!
haha yup definitely the power of free beer out weighs any urge the freeloader might have to point out flaws in my beers. Speaking of less than perfect beer, ever tried these Nelson Sauvin hops?
I bought a pound of them and after using them twice, I'm not a fan.
If you like them or feel like giving them a try, you can have the 8 - 12 oz of them i have left. Let me know. PM me or whatever.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:51 AM   #199
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Hi, all
I live in Watertown (near Waterbury). I've been brewing since 1989. I also have a podcast (http://blogtalkradio.com/youmakewhat) and a blog (http://youmakewhat.blogspot.com)

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Hello from Danbury, CT!



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