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Old 09-05-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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If you could make one thing easier in the whole process from start to finish in home brewing what would it be and why?


just curious about everyone's opinions

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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Cleaning and sanitation because it takes forever to clean up to the standards I prefer

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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oh.... that is easy - cleaning.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:29 AM   #4
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Cleaning is a given, but since I don't own any kegs I'd probably go with bottling. Having a way to significantly cut down on bottling time would be great.

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:48 AM   #5
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Cleaning is a given, but since I don't own any kegs I'd probably go with bottling. Having a way to significantly cut down on bottling time would be great.
22 ounce bottles.... 50% time savings.


I bottled for a LONG time.... still do some. Nothing better than 22 ounce bottles for speeding things up.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:07 AM   #6
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22 ounce bottles.... 50% time savings.


I bottled for a LONG time.... still do some. Nothing better than 22 ounce bottles for speeding things up.
I do use some 22oz bottles when bottling, but it's nice having the option of cracking open a 12oz when I'm only in the mood for a single glass.

That said, filling 22oz bottles still takes roughly the same amount of time as filling the equivalent amount of 12ozers. I think if the filling part could go quicker I'd be much happier on bottling day.

Maybe I should just buy some dang kegs already.

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:15 AM   #7
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Another vote for cleaning and sanitizing.

I don't mind the actual bottling itself. It's all the associated cleaning and sanitizing.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:18 AM   #8
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here is a great sticky!
Should help you out some.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...ebrewer-94812/

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:24 AM   #9
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I don't mind the actual bottling myself, especially since I got enough swing tops. Cleaning all those bottles totally sucks though. I am probably over cleaning, but I'd rather err on the side of caution.

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:33 AM   #10
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Cleaning up. Don't mind sanitizing and cleaning prior to beer going into the fermenter, but I hate how long it takes to actually clean the kettle, chiller, and various other things after the beer is actually safely in the fermenter. Just doesn't seem like it should take that long after having already spent hours actually brewing !

 
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