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Old 09-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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What are some accessories that you should always have on backup? Things that could halt or even ruin your night because you don't have one...

I almost transfered to my bottling bucket last night but checked and noticed the plastic spigot had broken. I have to get a new one at the local shop after work.

I was thinking, what else should I buy there to store as backup supplies?

*Priming sugar
*Extra Hops

Anything else?

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Old 09-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Sanitizer is certainly one to make sure to have on hand, hydrometer as well, they have a tendency to break.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Dry yeast
Corn sugar
Cold beer
A regular racking cane if you have an auto-siphon

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Dry yeast
tubing....lots of tubing
bits of 14 gauge copper ground wire to use as tubing clamps when they do not fit perfectly
Leatherman-type multi tool to tighten tubing clamps be they real hose clamps or the wire listed above

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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+1 on the DME, and extra tubing.
+1 on the dry yeast, if you don't use starters. although, it doesn't hurt to keep a pack of notty or US-05 around anyways.

spare pump too, if you rely on pumps.

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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O-rings for kegs, valve seals, etc.
I set out running but I take my time.

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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US-05, clean neutral yeast
Bottle filler, if you bottle
Bottle capper or bottles with Grolsh style overs
Always have enough bottle caps to cover everything you have fermenting
DME, pilsen of golden light

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #8
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+1 on bottle capper

Just lost a full batch of porter when one of the handles snapped capping the third of 52 bottles. So sad.

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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I always have DME, bottle caps, lots of tubing, extra airlocks, amylase enzyme, keg o- rings, keg connectors, and thermometers. With as many hydrometers as I have broken I don't know why I don't keep more then one of them on hand... soon!!

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #10
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an extra long tip lighter! i have one that doesnt make a flame but the spark still lights my burner. the other day the spark didnt work and i had no other lighter to light my burner. so away i went to the store, at least that was something easy to find, but still was a PITA.

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