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Old 04-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #941
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Question, after bottling with your method and I give the bottles to friends, will it be ok if the bottles get back to room temp for awhile before going into the fridge?
Sure. Some of the co2 may escape the liquid if there is space for the co2 to escape. Shouldn't impact the carb level too much .
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:01 AM   #942
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The racking cane fits perfectly, and so does a bottling wand. They key is to have a drilled stopper that fits, this would be difficult with tubing I would think.
Got it thanks for the response. I will go with the racking cane then. All the supplies are in my cart for like 5 bucks. Awesome!
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:43 AM   #943
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I don't use the cork, use a beer line about 14-16 inches long and have 1 epoxy mixer stick in the dip tube and it works great. Holds plenty of carb and easy peasy

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #944
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I am having real trouble with bottling "big head" beers.
Few days ago I tried to bottle Scotch Ale and decided to give up after 3 bottles: due to big foaming issue it was impossible to get 1" head space in bottle, instead it was rather 3-4" of space after foam settled. Cooling the bottles didn't help..
I had same problem with stout..

It works great for other (light) beers. I drop the temperature night before to 38F and lower bottling pressure to 3-5 psi, bottle with 6 feet hose (0.20" ID) and use drilled stopper to build pressure in bottle.

Anyone have similar issues with bottling beers with big head?

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #945
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I am having real trouble with bottling "big head" beers.
Few days ago I tried to bottle Scotch Ale and decided to give up after 3 bottles: due to big foaming issue it was impossible to get 1" head space in bottle, instead it was rather 3-4" of space after foam settled. Cooling the bottles didn't help..
I had same problem with stout..

It works great for other (light) beers. I drop the temperature night before to 38F and lower bottling pressure to 3-5 psi, bottle with 6 feet hose (0.20" ID) and use drilled stopper to build pressure in bottle.

Anyone have similar issues with bottling beers with big head?
I usually set the pressure to less then 3. Whatever gets me a nice slooowwww flow and purge the keg right before bottling.
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Why do you purge it night before?
You think pressure is still too high if we purge it before bottling and set regulator around 3?

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #947
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Why do you purge it night before?
Ex: If you've been force-carbing at 12 PSI and do not purge first, then the beer is going to come out at 12 PSI from the pressure that is in the keg. It doesn't matter if you just dropped the regulator all the way down to 3 psi, there is still 12 PSI in the keg. Therefore you need to release all the pressure, and then repressurize to 3 PSI. The slower you go with the flow, the less carbonation you'll lose.

Also, I don't know if it makes any difference, but I use 8' if beer line on mine. Works like a champ.


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You think pressure is still too high if we purge it before bottling and set regulator around 3?
Sounds perfect.
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Sure, I always vent the keg and then set the regulator to get slowest but still reasonable flow.
Most beers are not a problem, it is just brews with big head.. Suppose I still have to manage my process and setup, 1st thing will be to try with longer beer line.

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Sure, I always vent the keg and then set the regulator to get slowest but still reasonable flow.
Most beers are not a problem, it is just brews with big head.. Suppose I still have to manage my process and setup, 1st thing will be to try with longer beer line.
What do you do with the bottles before filling? Mine is saniter/ice bath. Freezing cold. Brrr
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very nice!

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