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Old 03-10-2011, 02:53 AM   #11
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Just figured this one out last night when I was making up a couple of bombers of my latest to take to a dinner party and noticed I was low on caps..

ALSO - It's nearly beach/boat time, and I was thinking I would carry around growlers (I already made the WNNNSBG)


I fished out some PET bottles from a Mr Beer kit years ago and they work awesome, the caps are reusable and they're only about a buck each at Northern Brewer

Call it blasphemy if you will, but give it a shot !! Just reuse a 20oz soda bottle and sit by the pool and sip a homebrew.... THEN tell me I'm crazy !!!!

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Old 03-10-2011, 03:30 AM   #12
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if you are looking for a weekend get away brew, have you considered the 3 gallon ball lock kegs with a 20oz paint ball CO2 charge. Keg it, pressure it with your regular system then travel with the little one. It fits in a 48 cooler just fine with room for food for the weekend.

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Old 03-10-2011, 03:42 AM   #13
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2 liter PET bottles and carbonator caps:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/the-carbonater.html

You can also make your own DIY carbonator caps if you are so inclined.

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:58 AM   #14
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Carbonator caps are way too much $ !!! Just try beer in a 1 liter bottle with a regular cap and the plans for a WNNNSBG ( basically a racking cane cut short, a rubber stopper, and a picnic tap ~$6 total). I think you'll be pleased with the results!

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Old 03-10-2011, 05:11 AM   #15
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cheap beer gun. This rocks cause you can drink stright from the bottle without clearing a room

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/we-n...eer-gun-24678/

By clearing a room, you mean awful farts from drinking the yeast?

I made such a big deal about not drinking from the bottle when I first started brewing, and most of the other guys just didn't care that I had "heard" it could cause stomach upset and other gastrointestinal troubles. It became a running joke that if you drank homebrew from the bottle, corn would grow in your stomach. Not a single one of us has had problems.

Also, I have made carbonator caps and they work great. Buy a pack of air valves, or threaded shrader valves and you are set. Used an old paintball gun 20oz co2 container to force carb homemade rootbeer.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:29 PM   #16
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yeah i mean farting. I drank a few brews out of the bottle once and it made me gassy. Not to mention the last few sips would be conc. yeast. I know people do it but it just isnt for me.

As far as shelf life if you read that thread people are taking their bottles out several months with no loss in carbination

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:32 PM   #17
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here's a great bottling thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...ebrewer-94812/

and the thread posted earlier about 'we don't need no stinkin beer gun' is great also.

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You can also bottle directly out of the tap (picnic or otherwise). The trick is to chill the bottles (preferably in a freezer compartment), reduce the keg pressure to a minimum, tilt the bottle as you fill it slowly letting the beer flow down the wall of the bottle. I've even done this with competition entries more than a few times with excellent results. Did it last year for the nationals and won a 1st place with it in the first round.

I still prefer the carbonator caps & 2 liter PET bottles for casual transporting locally.

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:46 PM   #19
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Been through all of my various fittings, tubing, ect. to get an inventory of what I would need to do the beiemuncher gun, and have done a bit of thinking about this. My thought is to just use a long piece of beer line, maybe even 20' long if need be, to slow down the flow so that I could just disconnect the line going to the fridge faucet and attach to the homemade faucet assembly. I have a pressurized cleaning system already, so cleaning out the line and sanitizing it is no problem at all.

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Been through all of my various fittings, tubing, ect. to get an inventory of what I would need to do the beiemuncher gun, and have done a bit of thinking about this. My thought is to just use a long piece of beer line, maybe even 20' long if need be, to slow down the flow so that I could just disconnect the line going to the fridge faucet and attach to the homemade faucet assembly. I have a pressurized cleaning system already, so cleaning out the line and sanitizing it is no problem at all.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...owners-228344/

this thread is full of WIN



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