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Old 08-07-2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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Default Force carbonating and then bottling...any disadvantage?

Ok so i am looking at this triple bock recipe and it say that it could be difficult to carbonate in bottle b/c of the high alcohol level and i should use a mix of distillers and champagne yeast. Well what if i just keg and force carbonate and then bottle? I have herd of people doing that and isn't that how the big commercial breweries do it? Thanks guys


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so barley is a leaves of hops? or barley is a different plant? and blend with hops? I need that to be cleared thanks..

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Look here for an inexpensive alternative to the beer gun.


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No problem at all. I even kegged a batch of wine just because its easier to fill bottles with the BMBF than anything else I have in house.
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I currently have two big beers carbonating, as we speak. I plan on making one of those cheap beer guns, and then bottle both batches.
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Your title says "Force carbonation and then....Kegging" Did you mean Force carb and then bottle?

Presumably you ARE kegging if you force carbonate.

But ill assume you meant force carb and bottle...and as others have said, yes, the el-cheapo beer gun works great. By the way, invest in the $5 to add the tire valve and needle release. It works great.

I have bottles months old that I still open with plenty of carbonation.
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Your title says "Force carbonation and then....Kegging" Did you mean Force carb and then bottle?

Presumably you ARE kegging if you force carbonate.

But ill assume you meant force carb and bottle...and as others have said, yes, the el-cheapo beer gun works great. By the way, invest in the $5 to add the tire valve and needle release. It works great.

I have bottles months old that I still open with plenty of carbonation.
Yeah thats what I meant...sorry
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Reminds me to pick up the stuff for a beer gun ASAP. That thing is awesum!!
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I have a blichmann beer gun and I LOVE it. The only way I bottle now is by force carbing first. It is just way easier.

the cheap solution looks pretty cool too, but I couldn't pass up the fun gadget.


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