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Old 04-12-2007, 03:05 AM   #1
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So I'm about to bottle a 3 gallon batch...problem is I don't have a bottling bucket (i'm using it as a fermenter bc I got overjelous)

I've got a 3 gallon plastic water bottle I could use but I'm worried that with the priming sugar it'll be too much for the bottle....

Or I can sanitize my aluminum boil kettle and use it but I'm not sure if that is a good idea or not.....

what do you think I should do?

I've got my bottles soaking in sanitizer....need to do this tonight to help organize some stuff

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Old 04-12-2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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With only 3 gals you're not going to use more than 3 oz of Corn Sugar to prime your brew. You should have PLENTY of room in there.

Go for the 3 gal fermenter you have on hand...and go buy more equipment
tomorrow...but not another bottling bucket.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:54 AM   #3
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Quote:
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go buy more equipment
tomorrow...but not another bottling bucket.

I would if I didn't have -4.37 in my account!!

Ok I'll try it out...Thanks!

 
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:01 AM   #4
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I would if I didn't have -4.37 in my account!!

Ok I'll try it out...Thanks!

It's all imaginary money at this point! Go for -20!
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:05 AM   #5
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Quote:
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I would if I didn't have -4.37 in my account!!

Ok I'll try it out...Thanks!
Ouch! I guess I'd have to change my mind then and tell you to go get a J-O-B!!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:49 AM   #6
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unfortunatly I have a J-O-B....i'm just B-roke..

on another note....

annnnnnnnddddd.......................done!

Bottled my strawberry IPA...pretty tasty! I was worried it was infected but I think everything is cool...

and transfered my impromptu Amer Wheat (from the bottling bucket) to the bucket.....

I also cleaned up the brewery..........under duress from my girlfriend

 
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:01 AM   #7
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Have a few friends over for a few homebrews and ask for a donation, or charge them to use the cup. This way it is legal. (You can't sell homebrew without a permit) Then you can get anohter bucket!
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #8
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...I also cleaned up the brewery..........under duress from my girlfriend
I also recommend you get a place where you have your own kitchen also...
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:57 PM   #9
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haha well the "brewery" is our spare room which we use as a study.....my parents are coming to town this weekend so we were cleaning up stuff..

That is a thought of mine though.....to have a "brew shed" some day...man oh man that would be sweet!

 
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