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Old 12-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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The sanitizer they packed is C-Brite, which I know requires rinsing. Can I NOT use the "fill your tubing with sanitizer and allow it to run out and pull beer up with it" trick? Would that essentially poison my beer?


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Old 12-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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I would avoid that with the C-Brite. Star-San maybe....


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Old 12-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Since your sanitizer requires rinsing and therefore getting a little tap water in the beer anyway, it seems like you could fill the tubing with water to get the siphon started. Start siphoning into a spare pan, then move it when the beer starts to run out.
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This is what I figured. Thank you for confirming.
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Update. Just bottled my first gallon kit recipe into Grolsch bottles. Made all sorts of mistakes, I am sure. Beer looks a little cloudy in bottles, and the level in each is a bit ununiform. Letting it bottle condition (honey water used as primer) for two weeks as per the instructions.


Wish me luck, primed beer that tastes good, and no bottle bombs.
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I'll bet it will be good. Don't be dissapointed if it isn't fully conditioned after 2 weeks - might need another week. Maybe longer since it's winter, depending on the temperature where it's conditioning.
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I'll bet it will be good. Don't be dissapointed if it isn't fully conditioned after 2 weeks - might need another week. Maybe longer since it's winter, depending on the temperature where it's conditioning.
I agree with the three week period if you can, and make sure to chill it for 48 hours to dissolve the CO2 back into the beer.


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