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Old 12-10-2012, 01:25 AM   #41
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I stopped brewing because of the bottling process. Just got my first keg last month ! Bottling simply equals a major time loss to me.

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #42
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I'm still bottling because its cheap, bottles are easy to store, easy to share, easy to save portions of brews. What has me put off about kegging is buying and storing half a dozen kegs, modifying the fridge, keeping up with CO2 cartridges, cleaning lines, being able to put a kegerator where its convenient, and you still end up wanting to put some in a bottle from time to time.

I'm sure there are many keg vs bottle posts out there, but for me bottling makes the most sense and I do like to see all the shiny bottles in the fridge.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #43
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I'm about to be much happier about bottling with a vinator, bottle tree, and a slick new dip tube for the bucket. I really enjoy being able to give someone a sixpack of homebrew and say "I made this". Yeah I know you can bottle from a keg but that just seems like one extra and very expensive step!

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:13 PM   #44
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I'm about to be much happier about bottling with a vinator, bottle tree, and a slick new dip tube for the bucket. I really enjoy being able to give someone a sixpack of homebrew and say "I made this". Yeah I know you can bottle from a keg but that just seems like one extra and very expensive step!
And messy lol.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:18 AM   #45
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I don't mind bottling. I really don't mind saving so much time with kegs. I still like the bottle pours for some reason. That said I just bottled 20 gallons of brown and IIPA the last two evenings. Once you get the process down it isn't so bad. Sometimes you gotts do what you gotta do. Kegging would have saved 4 hours of time. To me that is reason enough to keg.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #46
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I really like bottled beer. I love cracking it open...the sound it makes, the labels, everything about it. Bench capper is a must. Same as many posters, its rather relaxing and its foolproof as far as I am concerned. I also bottle during the brew day, 2 hour boils for me so no need to rush and everything gets done. Finally, you know that your one step closer to drinking homebrew

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:37 PM   #47
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I didnt mind bottling but the stacks of cases became an annoyance with how much i brew. I like kegging more, but by the time you consider cleaning the beer lines, maintenance on faucets, etc its really not much of a time savings

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #48
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It's funny to read the complaints about bottling when the title is the I love bottling thread! Huh?

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:23 PM   #49
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It's funny to read the complaints about bottling when the title is the I love bottling thread! Huh?
Haters gotta hate.
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1 keg will never match the joy I get from so many beautiful bottles! I can't be the only one who loves bottling beer.
Your not the only one bud......




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