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Old 03-27-2013, 03:14 AM   #1301
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Could you use honey or corn sugar to bypass having to convert the table sugar?
It really doesn't take much effort to invert the sugar, and it's cheaper. Why brew at all if you're not going to have fun with the process?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #1302
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It also makes it real easy to get everything dissolved correctly

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #1303
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So how do we feel about bottling this SP in plastic containers? I've got a few 1-gallon apple juice jugs from my last batch of Brandon O's Graff, some 1-gallon bottled water jugs that I've had frozen in the freezer, and some 48oz lemon juice bottles from . . . I forget where. Will this stuff behave in plastic?

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So how do we feel about bottling this SP in plastic containers? I've got a few 1-gallon apple juice jugs from my last batch of Brandon O's Graff, some 1-gallon bottled water jugs that I've had frozen in the freezer, and some 48oz lemon juice bottles from . . . I forget where. Will this stuff behave in plastic?
None of those sound like bottles in which you will be carbonating .... with that understanding I don't think there's a thing wrong with using whatever you have. I believe it is better carbonated, but if you want it still that should work. Chances of it being around long enough to be an issue are slim.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:31 AM   #1305
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I've used plastic water bottles (non-carbonated) water, 2 liter soda bottles as well as 20 oz soda bottles. It looks great in a Sprite bottle! I do however force carb so I'm putting a lot more pressure on them then normal carbonation would and all of these bottles have worked great. I actually left a partial Sprite bottle at a friends house last weekend, her husband didn't know that it wasn't Sprite and poured a big glass of it, he was extremely surprised when he started drinking it. Skeeter Pee and vodka don't mix very well apparently. However, Skeeter Pee and a lemon wheat beer mixed makes an awesome Shandy.

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:23 PM   #1306
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None of those sound like bottles in which you will be carbonating .... with that understanding I don't think there's a thing wrong with using whatever you have. I believe it is better carbonated, but if you want it still that should work. Chances of it being around long enough to be an issue are slim.
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I've used plastic water bottles (non-carbonated) water, 2 liter soda bottles as well as 20 oz soda bottles. It looks great in a Sprite bottle! I do however force carb so I'm putting a lot more pressure on them then normal carbonation would and all of these bottles have worked great. I actually left a partial Sprite bottle at a friends house last weekend, her husband didn't know that it wasn't Sprite and poured a big glass of it, he was extremely surprised when he started drinking it. Skeeter Pee and vodka don't mix very well apparently. However, Skeeter Pee and a lemon wheat beer mixed makes an awesome Shandy.
Yeah, for the first batch, I won't be carbonating. I can always cut it with some soda water if I really want the fizz.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #1307
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Have my first batch in! I thought I had everything, but found I didn't have any nutrient, so I added a 1/2 tsp extra energizer. 1 packet of EC1118 and away it went. Do u guys see any problem with leaving in primary until moving to carboy or moving to another primary bucket before racking to a carboy to final clear?

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #1308
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To keep odors down (sulfur) you may want to head to LHBS and pick up some cheap nutrient. Also, I rack mine to secondary a week or so after it's done fermenting.

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I feel like this batch is taking forever to finish. I'm finally down to just a hair over 1.000 after 3 weeks and a couple of days, kept at 75F all along. I guess that's not too long, I'm just not used to waiting so long. I brewed a pale ale 2 weeks ago that might be in the bottles before this stuff gets stabilized.

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Ha Ha, Sorry but I take the mead makers approach to SP rather than the Beer brewers aproach. My primary goes 2 - 3 months and secondary another 3. Then I think about bottling but get lazy and end up bottling a couple months later. So if this goes 30 days and you hit it with finnings and bottle in another couple of weeks you are going fast.

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