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Old 10-19-2008, 11:17 PM   #11
emoutal
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Jun 2008
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Hey, I don't have anything much to add (I use the bin full of water and ice to cool my beer too), but it's nice to see someone else who goes to dan's shop (i recognized the recipe right away). I used to live in new west too.

BTW, the pub at the quay used to have grolsch bottles on special once a week, so they had a lot of empties. My buddy was able to talk to them and got them for the price of the deposit. It's worth looking into.



 
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:13 AM   #12
Saint Aardvark
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BTW, the pub at the quay used to have grolsch bottles on special once a week, so they had a lot of empties. My buddy was able to talk to them and got them for the price of the deposit. It's worth looking into.
Wow, thanks for the tip! I've been forcing myself to drink Grolsch...it's really not my thing...so if there's a way to get the bottles with less hassle, I'm all over it.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:53 AM   #13
Casey27
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Feb 2008
WA
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I learned a similar lesson in my first couple of batches, and later on read about it in Palmer's book. The fermentation process gives off way more heat than I expected it would. I also had one batch go up to around 85+ degrees. As you would expect, I found that the combination of higher gravity beer and fast-acting yeast gives off the most heat. But this was really only a problem during the first couple of days when it was bubbling really fast. After things slowed down, around the second or third day, it was not an issue anymore.

 
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