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Old 08-14-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hi,

Was just considering bottle caps for my first brew and wondered if the oxygen barrier ones are good, bad, or just more expensive. Considering that most of what I will be brewing will be on the shelf for a while before it gets opened, I thought maybe this would be a good idea.


Thank you,

Petunia


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Old 08-14-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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How long is "a while" in this case?



 
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:03 PM   #3
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Most probably the longest time frame will be around two years. I am guessing, but I am enjoying this brewing business and we just don't drink much beer.

If that is too long to keep a brew then I'll just give it away.

Perhaps homebrew will be so danged good that I'll actually get to craving it?

Petunia
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Petunia
Perhaps homebrew will be so danged good that I'll actually get to craving it?

Petunia

Try a hefeweizen... You'll be doing this --> in no time!!!!
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:22 PM   #5
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No answer, but been wondering this myself for my 1st mead I'll be bottling. I know aging is good for this stuff...

 
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:37 PM   #6
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Try a hefeweizen... You'll be doing this --> in no time!!!!
Okay Mr. Damn, if you can supply a newbie type recipe I'm game.



The local (if you can call 40 miles away local) brew store had a wine and beer tasting, I wanted to go just for the wheat beer, but we couldn't make it.

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:05 PM   #7
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Something to consider if your production is going to vastly out-pace your consumption is to brew smaller batches. July - Aug BYO has an article on small batch brewing.

 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Petunia
Okay Mr. Damn, if you can supply a newbie type recipe I'm game.



The local (if you can call 40 miles away local) brew store had a wine and beer tasting, I wanted to go just for the wheat beer, but we couldn't make it.

Petunia

Sure.
6 lbs wheat/malt LME (usually 60% wheat, 40% barley mix)
1 ounce Hallertau hops at 60.
Steep 1/2 lb of carapils (optional)
Ferment with White Labs WLP 300 Hefeweizen yeast
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Quote:
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Okay Mr. Damn, if you can supply a newbie type recipe I'm game.



The local (if you can call 40 miles away local) brew store had a wine and beer tasting, I wanted to go just for the wheat beer, but we couldn't make it.

Petunia

Sure.


http://www.northernbrewer.com/specialtybeers.html

The first one...
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:45 AM   #10
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Something to consider if your production is going to vastly out-pace your consumption is to brew smaller batches. July - Aug BYO has an article on small batch brewing.

I have the opposite problem!

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