Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Big and Easy bottle for Apfelwein
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-10-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
BrewOnBoard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 202
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Big and Easy bottle for Apfelwein

So this, if you haven't seen it before looks like quite the gimmick. A 2L plastic bottle of wort, a yeast tablet. "homebrew". I must admit though the simplicity of the setup is elegant.

Review: The Big and Easy Bottle Brew - Homebrewing - Zimbio

Do you think this would work for small batch apfelwein? Don't get me wrong, I like apfelwein but even 2.5gal seems like a lot! I worry that the cap-pressure-valve-thingy would be too cheap for repeated usage. Anyone seen one and have an idea if this would work?

BrewOnBoard

__________________
BrewOnBoard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
McKBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,291
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

BoB. Very similar in concept at least to Mr. Beer or any of the other small fermenters on the market. 2L of anything doesn't seem like much. If you are really into small batches, maybe a 1 gallon plastic or glass bottle would work better.

__________________

Make Beer, Not War.

McKBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2008, 09:37 PM   #3
Shonuff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 743
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I left my Apfelwein in the carboy for a couple months. I'd be worried about leaving Apfelwein in the Bottle Brew for very long.

If never heard of the Bottle Brew. I wouldn't go out and buy one but it's interesting.

If you are only looking to make a 2L batch look for glass milk containers (I found one in a 2L size that I use for starters). They are like $3.

__________________

"Only water I serve has got barley and hops in it." - Lil



Join the #1 HBT group "Michigan Mashers"

Join the #2 HBT group "Pacific Northwest Brewers"

Shonuff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
BrewOnBoard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 202
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shonuff View Post
I left my Apfelwein in the carboy for a couple months. I'd be worried about leaving Apfelwein in the Bottle Brew for very long.

If never heard of the Bottle Brew. I wouldn't go out and buy one but it's interesting.

If you are only looking to make a 2L batch look for glass milk containers (I found one in a 2L size that I use for starters). They are like $3.
2L or 1gal glass milk containers are a good lead. Any idea if a carboy cap and it's all important airlock would fit on one of these?
__________________
BrewOnBoard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2008, 11:06 PM   #5
Shonuff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 743
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

In my 2L glass jug the same stopper that fits in my carboy fits in the milk jug. Throw a airlock in there and you're good to go.

__________________

"Only water I serve has got barley and hops in it." - Lil



Join the #1 HBT group "Michigan Mashers"

Join the #2 HBT group "Pacific Northwest Brewers"

Shonuff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My quick, easy, free bottle dryer spitfire DIY Projects 33 08-31-2014 04:32 PM
Cheap and Easy Bottle Cap Labels jackson_d Label Display & Discussion 48 12-08-2012 04:53 PM
The Big and Easy Bottle Brew Fingers General Beer Discussion 6 11-29-2012 03:47 AM
When to bottle my Apfelwein? woollybugger2 Wine Making Forum 7 04-21-2009 12:49 AM
Apfelwein: when to bottle jldc Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 02-12-2009 08:37 PM