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Old 03-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #3681
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so if i bottle this week/weekend i should still be ok?

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #3682
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so if i bottle this week/weekend i should still be ok?
Yes.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #3683
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I don't remember what the Mr. Beer keg is made of.
If it is PET (recycle code 1) then it will be extremely resistant to oxidation.
PET plastic is comparable to Glass. http://www.better-bottle.com

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #3684
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I don't remember what the Mr. Beer keg is made of.
If it is PET (recycle code 1) then it will be extremely resistant to oxidation.
PET plastic is comparable to Glass. http://www.better-bottle.com
It's recyclable, but it's #3, not 1. I think the person who expressed concern about possible oxidation wasn't suggesting that the plastic could leak, but that since it uses a "passive airlock" relying on the layer of CO2 to coat the surface and keep oxygen away, that the CO2 layer might not remain intact over a longer time frame.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #3685
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thanks guys. i have full intentions of bottling this by the weekend. as long as st pattys day doesnt get in the way

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #3686
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It's recyclable, but it's #3, not 1. I think the person who expressed concern about possible oxidation wasn't suggesting that the plastic could leak, but that since it uses a "passive airlock" relying on the layer of CO2 to coat the surface and keep oxygen away, that the CO2 layer might not remain intact over a longer time frame.
That's what I was talking about bpgreen.

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #3687
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I've got some very good honey that I'm trying to use in various applications - when bottling, does anyone have an idea what the conversion from the Mr. Beer recommended measure of priming sugar to honey be?

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I've got some very good honey that I'm trying to use in various applications - when bottling, does anyone have an idea what the conversion from the Mr. Beer recommended measure of priming sugar to honey be?
I've never primed with honey, but I think that if you want to prime with honey, you should probably batch prime since it's probably difficult to accurately measure/weigh the small amount needed to bottle prime.

I would also use a priming calculator to figure out how much to use. I forget what site I used when I started batch priming, but lately I've been steering people to this one: http://www.thescrewybrewer.com/p/brewing-tools-formulas.html#bpc
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #3689
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Yes, I'd definitely be batch priming (got a bottling bucket for that, and the inevitable expansion to bigger fermentors ) because the potential imprecision of bottle priming rankles my engineering soul. I'll check out that calculator, and the one I remember seeing mentioned a dozen or so pages back in this thread too.

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #3690
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why does mr beer always taste like yeast?

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