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Old 12-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #71
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If a bunch of people posted they skipped sanitizing the caps and had no issues, I wouldn't change. Since no one else seems willing to cap without sanitizing then it's a bit riskier for me to be doing all the testing.
I've never sanitized a cap or cork.


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Old 12-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #72
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I would say that a majority of homebrewers sanitize everything that could contact beer. Although beer is a lot less susceptible to contamination due to the alcohol (compared to wort). My point is, its so easy. So why not?


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Old 12-14-2012, 11:22 PM   #73
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"I've never sanitized a cap or cork."

and I didn't always use a condom.... we all have our own level of risk taking don't we?
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:46 PM   #74
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"I've never sanitized a cap or cork."

and I didn't always use a condom.... we all have our own level of risk taking don't we?
Although with 2 other homebrewers I know who don't santize caps we're well into the 1000's of bottles and no problems. While I'm at it, I'll venture to say there's no reason to sanitize a clean bottle, we just do it as a force of habit.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:08 AM   #75
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I too enjoy bottling. After you get some batches built up in the pipeline, I just fire up the stereo, open a home brew or three, and start bottling the current batch.
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When I brew 10 gallons, I clean 2 kegs, sanitize them, then purge with CO2 and fill them with beer. Works every time. The caps and bottles I have stay in a bag or box and are unsanitized every time. Actually they're quite dirty
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:47 PM   #77
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I love bottling because many of my favorite styles of beer need bottles for proper carb without having a 200ft serving line. Plus it just looks so much cooler when you show up to a party with a 6L champagne bottle full of saison and pop the cork.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #78
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I like being able to go down and pick from about ten different ales. All similar but different. Drier, sweeter, more hops, different hops, maltier...etc. I do not have the room or the patience to keep ten or so different kegs at the ready.

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Bottling sucks..Why fill 50, when you fill one. I have a bottle filler and fill some once in a while, but Kegging is where it's at....
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I love bottling because many of my favorite styles of beer need bottles for proper carb without having a 200ft serving line. Plus it just looks so much cooler when you show up to a party with a 6L champagne bottle full of saison and pop the cork.
That would be awesome!

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I like being able to go down and pick from about ten different ales. All similar but different. Drier, sweeter, more hops, different hops, maltier...etc. I do not have the room or the patience to keep ten or so different kegs at the ready.

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I agree, I have 9 brews to pick from now and I'm hoping to add more as time goes on. But, I also small batch so I can have that kind of variety and I love popping open a bottle whether its a 12 oz 16.9oz Swingtop or 22 oz bomber


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