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  • Posted in thread: Which beer bottles are worth saving for bottling home brew? on 02-05-2013 at 02:47 PM
    My favorite bottle is Belikin Beer. It's only brewed and distributed in Belize, so you
    basically have to go there to get some. They are very thick, meant to be re-used. An empty one
    weighs about the s...

  • Posted in thread: How long can i wait to pitch? on 02-05-2013 at 01:37 AM
    I think you will risk contaminating the batch. You might get lucky, but I'd brew something
    lower gravity so you can pitch without the starter on the same day.

  • Posted in thread: second batch advice on 02-04-2013 at 07:14 PM
    It might not be the norm, but it's certainly not unusual. Probably a result of higher
    fermentation temp. If you have the ability, you'll probably get better taste by fermenting at
    60-68 degrees.

  • Posted in thread: 4.5 gallon carboy??? on 01-24-2013 at 06:30 AM
    Alright, well problem solved for now! I've never brewed cider before, but after doing a bit of
    research it seemed extremely easy, very scalable, and cheap. 3.75 gallons of cider in the
    carboy! I don't...

  • Posted in thread: 4.5 gallon carboy??? on 01-23-2013 at 02:41 PM
    Nice, that's a great idea. Maybe something few years if I end up moving.

  • Posted in thread: 4.5 gallon carboy??? on 01-23-2013 at 05:50 AM
    You can clearly see the deformed shape at both the top, and the bottom. You can also see where
    I "thought" it was 3 gal and 5 gal. Not the case!

  • Posted in thread: Blow off tube question on 01-22-2013 at 01:34 AM
    I normally leave the blowoff tube on for a few days after it stops foaming. I once put an
    airlock on only to have it kick up some more and make a huge mess.If the tube is long enough, I
    think there's ...

  • Posted in thread: 4.5 gallon carboy??? on 01-22-2013 at 01:28 AM
    I'm a somewhat new brewer...brewing about 6 months or so. On my very first batch, I made a
    totally rookie mistake: I poured my boiling hot wort directly into the plastic carboy (Better
    Bottle off bran...

  • Posted in thread: recipe kit shipping is expensive! on 01-20-2013 at 07:42 PM
    Take one of those recipes to your local shop and assemble the ingredients yourself (I'm sure
    the shop will be happy to help you). Then you don't have to pay shipping costs.I did that once,
    and the ind...

  • Posted in thread: First time bottling with corn sugar. on 01-20-2013 at 07:28 PM
    You're saying "racked beer," so I assume you're already planning to rack it from the
    fermentation vessel/carboy to a bottling bucket. If that's the case, just pour the corn sugar
    solution into the buc...