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Old 10-27-2008, 02:32 AM   #21
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My brewing slowed way down because I hated bottling so much I didn't even like to get started on another batch. Plus, I could only keep a few batches max around because of the space bottles take up.

I switched to kegging recently and quickly reached keezer/brewing bucket capacity. I am now in the unenviable position of having to increase consumption to keep up with brewing fun. Feel sorry for me?

That said, I can now stomach the thought of bottling again because I don't ~have~ to bottle anything. I'll gladly bottle beers that I don't want to keep in kegs - big beers, gift batches, etc. They do definitely have their place, bottles.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:56 AM   #22
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Well I guess it's a give kegs are the way to go. Was doing some looking and found an initial setup at AHS that sets you up for kegs right from the beginning. By the time you add in a 40 quart pot and the glass carboy for secondary it right about $500. I figure that would give a good start and aditional kegs and Carboys can be added relatively cheap in the future. Now I just neew to finish my basement then we can get cookin.

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:59 AM   #23
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Feb 2007
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Kegging is the way to go, it is hard to transport a few brews to a friends house, but eh, I dont need my friends drinking my brew anyway! KegConnection is a GREAT place to get kegging setups, far cheaper than AHS, NB, B3 etc...

Primary- AIR
Secondary- Fire In The Hole
Keg1- Centennial Blonde
Keg2- Oktoberfest
Keg3- Christmas Spice Ale
Keg4- AIR
Keg5- AIR
Keg6- AIR
Keg7- AIR
Keg8- AIR

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:25 AM   #24
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I have lots of caps and corn sugar (unused of course) to anyone in the Pittsburgh area that wants it. I keg of course, but I am new at this and have never tried bottling beer. Only wine in bottles at this time, but I may try kegging some of that too!


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