HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > What are some BACKUP accessories to always have on hand?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
saeroner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 180
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 73

Default What are some BACKUP accessories to always have on hand?

What are some accessories that you should always have on backup? Things that could halt or even ruin your night because you don't have one...

I almost transfered to my bottling bucket last night but checked and noticed the plastic spigot had broken. I have to get a new one at the local shop after work.

I was thinking, what else should I buy there to store as backup supplies?

*Airlocks
*Sanitizer
*Priming sugar
*Caps
*Extra Hops

Anything else?

__________________
saeroner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
twistr25
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
twistr25's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,410
Liked 114 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Sanitizer is certainly one to make sure to have on hand, hydrometer as well, they have a tendency to break.

__________________

____________________
Primary: Tri-Peppered Saison
Bottled: Gin and Tonic IPA
Kegs: Dark Skies Black IPA Redux, Gin and Tonic IPA
Future:Who Knows
2013 Previous: Sunrise Honey Rye Pale Ale, Dark Skies Black IPA, Sunset Orange Kolsch, All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale, Raining Hops and Dogs IPA

Awards/Recognition
Dark Skies Black IPA - 2nd Place at a local comp. Score of 39 from a BJCP judge

Twistr25 Recipes

GT Keezer Build

twistr25 is offline
saeroner Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
dgr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sac of California, CA
Posts: 279
Liked 64 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

Dry yeast
DME
Corn sugar
Cold beer
A regular racking cane if you have an auto-siphon

__________________
dgr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
Onkel_Udo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: HAMMOND, Indiana
Posts: 852
Liked 176 Times on 138 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

DME
Dry yeast
tubing....lots of tubing
bits of 14 gauge copper ground wire to use as tubing clamps when they do not fit perfectly
Leatherman-type multi tool to tighten tubing clamps be they real hose clamps or the wire listed above

__________________
Onkel_Udo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
Weezy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Weezy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,579
Liked 247 Times on 196 Posts
Likes Given: 167

Default

+1 on the DME, and extra tubing.
+1 on the dry yeast, if you don't use starters. although, it doesn't hurt to keep a pack of notty or US-05 around anyways.

spare pump too, if you rely on pumps.

__________________
On Tap: Mild, Munich lager, session IPA
Aging: pale sour solera, yeast bay lambic, dregs lambic, dark english wheat on Roeselare blend
Weezy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
jeffjm
Custom Yeast Home Builder
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeffjm's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 434
Liked 79 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

O-rings for kegs, valve seals, etc.

__________________

I set out running but I take my time.

jeffjm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
logan3825
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,028
Liked 46 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

US-05, clean neutral yeast
Bottle filler, if you bottle
Bottle capper or bottles with Grolsh style overs
Always have enough bottle caps to cover everything you have fermenting
DME, pilsen of golden light

__________________
logan3825 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #8
pjfallat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 14
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

+1 on bottle capper

Just lost a full batch of porter when one of the handles snapped capping the third of 52 bottles. So sad.

__________________
pjfallat is offline
Einherjar Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
glick
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dover, Delaware
Posts: 355
Liked 45 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 149

Default

I always have DME, bottle caps, lots of tubing, extra airlocks, amylase enzyme, keg o- rings, keg connectors, and thermometers. With as many hydrometers as I have broken I don't know why I don't keep more then one of them on hand... soon!!

__________________
glick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #10
seckert
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Temecula, California
Posts: 557
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

an extra long tip lighter! i have one that doesnt make a flame but the spark still lights my burner. the other day the spark didnt work and i had no other lighter to light my burner. so away i went to the store, at least that was something easy to find, but still was a PITA.

__________________
seckert 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
Always have a backup!! snickers104 Extract Brewing 14 07-10-2012 07:50 PM
Backup keg dbell525 Bottling/Kegging 7 01-30-2012 05:56 AM
Backup Keg Brew-b-que Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 04-15-2011 10:19 PM
Which Backup DME Do Keep On-Hand? ultravista All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 01-25-2011 07:52 PM
Backup over-kill! david_42 General Chit Chat 19 05-25-2009 01:53 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS