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Old 03-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default My first bottling day this weekend, any tips?

I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?

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Old 03-05-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?
if bottling indoors, I always use my dishwasher door in the lowered position as my bottling bench - any spills (which WILL happen) can just be cleaned up by simply closing the dishwasher door.

Also if I'm bottling by myself, I'll put beer in, put a cap loosely on, repeat & when I'm done, I'll cap them all at once.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:28 PM   #3
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I only have one tip. Read this:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/revv...herwise-94812/

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Old 03-06-2009, 03:03 AM   #4
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one tip: don't bottle; keg it.

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Old 03-06-2009, 04:59 AM   #5
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Not yet good sir.
But if all goes well on my first few, ill definitely invest in a corny set up.

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Old 03-06-2009, 05:56 PM   #6
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Don't forget the priming sugar.

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Don't forget the priming sugar.
I've got it
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:30 PM   #8
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All went well.

Much easier, faster, and less monotonous than I was expecting.

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What did you think about using the gelatin? Would you use it again?

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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?
Buy some swing tops.

I bought up about 5.5 gallons of irish ale type of beer in the liquor store that used swing tops. It was from a brewpub in the area.

Using them now for the second time. Hell of alot better then 12oz beer bottles.
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