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Old 03-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?


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Old 03-05-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?
if bottling indoors, I always use my dishwasher door in the lowered position as my bottling bench - any spills (which WILL happen) can just be cleaned up by simply closing the dishwasher door.

Also if I'm bottling by myself, I'll put beer in, put a cap loosely on, repeat & when I'm done, I'll cap them all at once.


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Old 03-05-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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I only have one tip. Read this:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/revv...herwise-94812/
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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one tip: don't bottle; keg it.

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:59 AM   #5
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Not yet good sir.
But if all goes well on my first few, ill definitely invest in a corny set up.
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Primary2: Big Ben Pale Ale
Secondary1: Graff
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Kegged: Green Apple Riesling, Hoppy American Wheat, Cascade IPA

On Deck: Coffee Stout, Strong Ale, Surly Furious Clone

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #6
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Don't forget the priming sugar.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:39 PM   #7
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Don't forget the priming sugar.
I've got it
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Primary1: Amarillo IPA
Primary2: Big Ben Pale Ale
Secondary1: Graff
Secondary2: Imperial Red Rye Pale Ale
Secondary3: Empty

Kegged: Green Apple Riesling, Hoppy American Wheat, Cascade IPA

On Deck: Coffee Stout, Strong Ale, Surly Furious Clone

 
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:30 PM   #8
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All went well.

Much easier, faster, and less monotonous than I was expecting.
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Primary2: Big Ben Pale Ale
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:20 PM   #9
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What did you think about using the gelatin? Would you use it again?
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:56 PM   #10
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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?
Buy some swing tops.

I bought up about 5.5 gallons of irish ale type of beer in the liquor store that used swing tops. It was from a brewpub in the area.

Using them now for the second time. Hell of alot better then 12oz beer bottles.



 
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