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Old 10-29-2009, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default Good idea? - (carbonating in a Mr Beer fermenter)

Ok so I have this new fantastic idea. Tell me your thoughts. I ran into trouble bottle carbing so I looked for alternatives to force carb or prime and carb to poor. This is what I came up with. I'm doing my primary in a 5 gal bucket then will rack to a secondary vessel to prime. The secondary vessel is a Mr. Beer keg with bottling spigot (Yes I used Mr. Beer to introduce myself to homebrew.). I'm going to prime in the Mr. Beer vessel and I have purchased a mini co2 dispenser from beermachine.com, knock off of Mr. Beer but looks like a neat product. I'm going to attach the co2 dispenser, uses mini co2 cannisters like you find in air pistols, so that once my priming is complete I can shoot some co2 in the mini keg and poor away. The dispenser is pretty easy to change out co2 cannisters so I should be able to drink on 3 gals for a week or two. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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that might work out if you add the CO2 when your brew is warm.

Afterwords chill it for several days to try to get that CO2 to absorb in to your beer.

I am interested in your methods for adding your priming sugar to you beer before bottling.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:40 AM   #3
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I planned on chucking the priming sugar into the Mr. Beer keg and letting it carb naturally. Then after several days at room temp, put in the fridge for safe keeping. When ready to drink, inject CO2 and voila. Beer on tap.
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do you use brewing software?
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I use the trubrew site.
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try downloading some sample software

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f84/soft...ailable-42935/

here is a great source of sites, many of them will give you the proper amount of priming sugar needed for you style of beer.
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Can the Mr Beer thing hold pressure?
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Thanks man. Off topic, Im ex military and willing to host troops coming home with a batch of my notoriously not so great beer. Where do I sign up?
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I am a proponent of BeerSmith.

A few tips for bottling,

slowly stir the brew after you have added the priming sugar.
boil the priming sugar in 2 cups of water, Cool and then rack your brew on to it
stir your brew after every 4-6 bottles you have filled !!!
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Can the Mr Beer thing hold pressure?
I don't know yet Parker. Ill let you know next sunday. If I need a place to stay do you have room? Wifey may get upset. LOL
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