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Old 05-20-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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So my first batch has been in the primary fermenter for about two weeks now.

Fermentation is complete. However, I ran into some money trouble... don't have any extra bottles around nor do I have the ability to buy a keg.

What are my options for serving the beer straight from the fermenter? My fridge is big enough to fit it...

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Do you have any 2 liter pop bottles? You could use some of those to bottle your batch.

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So my first batch has been in the primary fermenter for about two weeks now.

Fermentation is complete. However, I ran into some money trouble... don't have any extra bottles around nor do I have the ability to buy a keg.

What are my options for serving the beer straight from the fermenter? My fridge is big enough to fit it...
Won't work all that well. The fermenter is not designed to hold pressure, so their is no way to carbonate it. PET soda bottles are your best bet.
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I've enjoyed some of my beers at bottling time enough that I put a pint or two in the Fridge to drink flat. Not sure how well I'd enjoy an entire batch that way. If you do decide to try it, make sure you age your beer (primary and-or secondary) to take off some of the green edge.

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How long will it be before you can 'afford' some bottles or a keg? You can leave your beer (for months) in the primary with no ill effects. I would say start saving your regular empties as long as they are NOT twist off bottles. Lots of brewers do this and it saves $$$.
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How long will it be before you can 'afford' some bottles or a keg? You can leave your beer (for months) in the primary with no ill effects. I would say start saving your regular empties as long as they are NOT twist off bottles. Lots of brewers do this and it saves $$$.
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And dumpster dive, ask friends, hit up the beer stores in town and offer to pay just the deposite on any of their empties, hit recycling bins and centers on saturdays, look on craigslist, and freecycle.com...put adds on both craigslist and freecycle, ask at your homebrew shop, see if theirs a club in your area, put something up at bulletin boards at your grocery store...there's any number of ways to acquire empties, quickly.... Ask at your local bars...and if there's any wedding reception halls either ask for or dumpster dive their champagne bottles since they hold pressure and can accept a crown cap....

Before I started, when my nephew brewed I gave him all my empties and he gave me a sixer back for every case worth I gave him...when I started brewing people gave me bottles...you might consider making the same offers to friends, families, neighbors....

In my apartment building several of my neighbors offer me their bottles.

In other words, no matter how broke you are, with some creativity you can get plenty of bottles.

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Hello there! My wife found me 10 cases of beer bottles on craigslist for free!! Had to take the labels off, but what a score!! Like Revvy said, with some imagination they can be had for free/cheap!

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you shouldn't have spent all that money on the website before bottling your first batch...

absolutely jones all the bottles you can off people. what kind of capper do you have? if it's a bench capper, you can likely use twist-offs if that's all you can find. i guarantee, before you know it, you'll have 48 bottles.

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And dumpster dive, ask friends, hit up the beer stores in town and offer to pay just the deposite on any of their empties, hit recycling bins and centers on saturdays, look on craigslist, and freecycle.com...put adds on both craigslist and freecycle, ask at your homebrew shop, see if theirs a club in your area, put something up at bulletin boards at your grocery store...there's any number of ways to acquire empties, quickly.... Ask at your local bars...and if there's any wedding reception halls either ask for or dumpster dive their champagne bottles since they hold pressure and can accept a crown cap....

Before I started, when my nephew brewed I gave him all my empties and he gave me a sixer back for every case worth I gave him...when I started brewing people gave me bottles...you might consider making the same offers to friends, families, neighbors....

In my apartment building several of my neighbors offer me their bottles.

In other words, no matter how broke you are, with some creativity you can get plenty of bottles.


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Go to your local recycling center and get some. Give them a good wash and you should be good to go.

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