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Old 08-14-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Oxygen Barrier Crown Caps: Yea or Nay?

Hi,

Was just considering bottle caps for my first brew and wondered if the oxygen barrier ones are good, bad, or just more expensive. Considering that most of what I will be brewing will be on the shelf for a while before it gets opened, I thought maybe this would be a good idea.


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Old 08-14-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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How long is "a while" in this case?



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Most probably the longest time frame will be around two years. I am guessing, but I am enjoying this brewing business and we just don't drink much beer.

If that is too long to keep a brew then I'll just give it away.

Perhaps homebrew will be so danged good that I'll actually get to craving it?

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Perhaps homebrew will be so danged good that I'll actually get to craving it?

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Try a hefeweizen... You'll be doing this --> in no time!!!!
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No answer, but been wondering this myself for my 1st mead I'll be bottling. I know aging is good for this stuff...

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Try a hefeweizen... You'll be doing this --> in no time!!!!
Okay Mr. Damn, if you can supply a newbie type recipe I'm game.



The local (if you can call 40 miles away local) brew store had a wine and beer tasting, I wanted to go just for the wheat beer, but we couldn't make it.

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Something to consider if your production is going to vastly out-pace your consumption is to brew smaller batches. July - Aug BYO has an article on small batch brewing.

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Okay Mr. Damn, if you can supply a newbie type recipe I'm game.



The local (if you can call 40 miles away local) brew store had a wine and beer tasting, I wanted to go just for the wheat beer, but we couldn't make it.

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Sure.
6 lbs wheat/malt LME (usually 60% wheat, 40% barley mix)
1 ounce Hallertau hops at 60.
Steep 1/2 lb of carapils (optional)
Ferment with White Labs WLP 300 Hefeweizen yeast
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Okay Mr. Damn, if you can supply a newbie type recipe I'm game.



The local (if you can call 40 miles away local) brew store had a wine and beer tasting, I wanted to go just for the wheat beer, but we couldn't make it.

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Sure.


http://www.northernbrewer.com/specialtybeers.html

The first one...
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Something to consider if your production is going to vastly out-pace your consumption is to brew smaller batches. July - Aug BYO has an article on small batch brewing.

I have the opposite problem!

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