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Old 09-27-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hey guys, Well i bottled my first batch tonight. I'm pretty excited, but i'm beat..
I'm either kegging next time or i'm using bigger bottles with Grolsch tops. Was alot by myself.. I just cracked a Reissdorf Kolsch and watching the redsox. So it ain't all bad

Starting a new batch tomorrow and using the 1-2-3 method..

I have to say cheers to all of you that help me on this first one...
I couldn't have done it with out you.....You guys are great!!!

 
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:21 AM   #2
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Great Job BB

That's what kids are for. Mine are always handy to help out. When they were in grade school, I would picture my kids telling their friends on the playground "I helped dad bottle beer last night". Never got that call from the principal!!

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Old 09-27-2007, 01:04 AM   #3
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Congrats!

Nothing like bottling that first batch. I've done a couple myself and that's why I switched to kegging.

Now that you have a batch in bottle, it'll be easy to 'coax' some friends over to help you bottle next time. Promise them they can sample the last batch while bottling the new one!
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:18 AM   #4
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I always brew and bottle alone. It's not easy, but I've managed. I'm planning on getting some kegging equipment for Christmas, so maybe the end is in sight!
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:29 AM   #5
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I know i haven't probably paid my dues, But i just said to my wife i know what to get me for Christmas..I'll be kegging in January..

 
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:51 AM   #6
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A great time saver for me when bottling is to place my bottles in my dishwasher. I let 'em rinse at around 150 degrees F for about 20 minutes, then rinse and dry at sanitizing temp. While the end of the drying cycle nears, I start heating my water/priming sugar, getting other bottling supplies ready, etc. I have my bottling times down to about 1 hour total, including clean up time.

 
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:52 AM   #7
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So all of you that plan on kegging (and already are) have kegerators? It seems that is the most expensive and toughest part to overcome. Gotta keep that CO2 cold, right?

 
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:21 AM   #8
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I'm looking to buy a Kegerator. How many kegs with it hold?

 
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:12 PM   #9
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There are a bunch of sizes. Basically they are all just converted fridges. Small ones hold 1-3 5 gallon corny kegs. Up from there.

 
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:49 PM   #10
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I'd like to get one that holds 3 corny kegs.

 
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