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    unorthodox bottling methods

    The bottles are fired, I've got to make the casts... the bottle seen in the pictures holds a little less than 16oz due to shrinkage -- which is a shame, and the jugs all hold near half gallons to near gallons (it's tough getting the volumes dead on) Pressure testing should come soon, but...
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    Newbie questions

    I need to buy a C02 tank and some regulators and gas lines, I was wondering where I should do that?
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    no difference then -- I fully intend these to have a flip top. In other news, my RIS has grown into a beautiful beer... It turns out it wasn't spoiled at all -- it just needed some time to mellow.
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    Good news, gentlemen. The RIS is carbonated, and all the funky flavors mellowed out significantly. The stout is great! It still tastes mighty alcoholy, but it's quite awesome. I can't really describe it's taste and I'm having a hard time typing this, but I want to share the news.
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    good idea! far less excitement that way... and also less potential to get a pointy piece of clay in your eye.
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    too little... I kind of tasted tiny bubbles somewhere in there... but it flats rather quicklike. taste ain't too bad. I'll try another bottle here in a bit.
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    Harrowing Hefeweizen Habitat

    Bwahaha alliteration is hilarious. To my problem: I've a hefeweizen/Irish red mix in a primary fermenter (always wanted to combine 2 of my favorites... think of it as a dunkel) The wort has been in there at about 60deg F for about 10 days... a day ago the temperature went up to 70deg...
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    brand-spanking-new. Quixotic, eh?
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    I'm going home the first weekend of August to finish some pottery. I'll try and pour the moulds and then give you a quote on what the materials'll cost once I have a better idea of how inexpensively I can produce. And I'd of course part with the original jug for a song more than the duplicates. :)
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    ooo... thanks. And yeah, it was 5.5g still nothing to speak of so far...? no bottle bombs, no nothing. We're using the swing top bottles, do those have a history of not sealing?
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    to 1cup hot water, dissolved in, then poured it into the primary, waited a bit, then siphoned into bottles. bad idea?
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    Hey, didn't see this one -- but yeah, exactly my plan. Sacrifice one for the good of the swarm. I imagine they'll be able to take quite a bit of pressure. Porcelain is hard schtuff. cool picture. I've never really sold stuff before so I'll have to just keep track of costs and decide...
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    hah... I was thinking air compressor + pressure gauge + safety goggles + lab coat... Put the pot in a cardboard box and find the 'blow up' pressure, then just assume that everything 10 or 20psi under that is about safe.
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    Thank ye kindly, rev. I've been eying your kegerator... I must say props to you as well! :mug: Thanks for making me feel so welcome!
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    6) hmm well I'd love to hear what you know about flavors, or if you wanna share a good link or so I'd def. read it in a bit (writing a play right now) and def. the Hefe will go down the hatch but quick... I love hefe and so do the rest of the boys down in engineering -- except 1... and he's...
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    5) I meant that some engineering finals came up and we let it sit for a while after it stopped bubbling -- which is bad because of traub or something? But some people said that we needed to leave it sitting longer?!? 6) 3 months!? wow we're no where near that! maybe it'll carb? :rockin...
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    Demi Moore was the potter in that movie. Patrick Swayze just 'helped.' I didn't hand model for Ghost... but that thing that happened in the movie? ...pretty common event. :mug: Nothing could be simpler than an Inlay. It's as easy as printing the graphic off, stick it to a wet pot, let it...
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    True enough. I believe they'll certainly hold pressure -- additionally, by letting the slip (liquid clay) sit in the molds longer I can vary the thickness of my bottles. I fully anticipate that these will in fact be sturdier than glass... that is If I make them in Porcelain. Absolutely --...
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    The Puny Russian Imperial Stout

    My first ever batch of homebrew is currently sitting in glass bottles in my closet. The RIS for some reason has gotten a bit of a fruity taste to it and has some hints of lightly burnt coffee. The worst part, however, is that the bottles failed to build any carbonation whatsoever. Here are some...
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    unorthodox bottling methods

    I've just added homebrewing to my ever-growing list of hobbies... but this means I've got a few tricks... for example... I'm working on some alternative bottling solutions: which will soon be fired and slip-cast into set molds of 6, then I'll add pivots for Grolsch-type flip top...
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