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    For Sale Northeast Ohio - Barley Crusher, Kettle, Last Straw, Bottle Tree/washer, Books

    Last straw bottle filler system - $70 Barley crusher - $100 Bayou Classic - 14 gallon kettle with lid, valve and insulation - $80 Bottle wash station tree and injector - $30 Books (see photos) - $5 ea
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    Bottle Infection?

    Any input welcome. This is my third batch (Tripel). No problems with the first two. But this is the first time I used some swing top bottles for part of the batch, and one of them has some very nasty looking stringy floaters traveling up and down (riding a bubble up, then dropping back down)...
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    For Sale New bomber (22oz) bottles in IL

    I have 75 - 150 brand new bomber bottles. $20 for all. I no longer need them as I keg. You will need to bring containers to carry them in. Back story: my wife had a customer that had a pallet of bomber bottles for testing a machine they were building. They gave her some. So many I couldn’t use...
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    Bottle filling oxydation dilemma

    Hi fellow brewers. I have been a long time reader of this forum, and this is my first post here. Being a dane means that English is not my native language, so please bare with me if anything sounds strange! :) I am part of a small amateur brewery where me and a group of friends recently...
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    Deciding what bottling process to go with

    Hey everyone - Looking for some solid advice on which bottling process to pursue. Here's what I'm trying to do: While reading the four brewer's publications books, I decided I want to start experimenting more. For example, do more 1 - 1.5 gallon batches with different water profiles, yeast...
  6. jayjay

    Yeasty tasting beer - not done bottle conditioning?

    Hi So this might be a rookie question My first batch of beer just finished (i think) fermenting last sunday after which i bottled it with sugar for bottle conditioning. The recipe told me to leave beer at room temperature for 2 days and then move to a cooler place. Out of curiosity i tried one...
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    No foam after 3 weeks in bottle

    Hi, new brewer here I have been making the australian lager from the coopers brew kit and followed eveverything by the letter. Final gravity worked out perfectly etc. I have tightly screwed caps when bottling and left them for 3 weeks in complete darkness in the recommended temperature...
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    New Jersey Oktober Design SL1 Homebrew Can Seamer + 16oz Cans Like New

    Purchased this a few months ago, and used less than 5 times. Practically brand new. Have slowed down on home brewing beer significantly and would rather it go to a good home. Comes w a box of unused cans & tops ready to be filled and sealed. Box came with 192, I’ve probably tested/used around...
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    Direct bottle carbing

    Hello, I´m presenting an idea, I´d like to carbonate the bottles directly. Just as it sounds.. Right now I´m carbonating bottles naturally, I usually carbonate with 8g of corn sugar per liter. Carbonation is great and never had any issues with bottles exploding. What I´m trying to achieve...
  10. DrGarbonzo

    Bottle dregs yeast harvest - success -Unibroue; Allagash

    While there appears to be some debate about the quality of Unibroue bottle fermented yeast dregs*, I had a successful fermentation using dregs from 4 or 5 bottles of their variety 6 pack (Maudite, Blanche, Trois Pistoles, Fin du Monde, others). While it did not end up with Belgian fruity...
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    Carboy for F2

    Hey! I'm currently brewing 6.5 gallons of kombucha for a small market and I'm still perplexed as to how I should efficiently do the secondary fermentation and bottling. I was wondering if it would be possible to use 5 gal carboys for secondary fermentation and flavoring? Then just filter...
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    Small Kombucha Advice

    Hey, I've been wanting to start a small kombucha business, however I'm only experienced in making very small batches of kombucha and I need some advice on what equipment I need in order to make enough to sell at a small farmers' market. Right now for personal consumption, I use one 2 gal glass...
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    Magnum (1.5L) bottles

    Anyone have any experience bottling beer into magnum champagne bottles, like 1,5L. I have an idea of using them. I live in denmark but ordering bottles from anywhere in europe should be fine with me if anyone knows anywhere
  14. BrewZer

    Swing top bottles -- Grrrr!

    All you who want to say "I told you so," feel free to fire away. Gaskets should be good for more than one use, yet I found two bottles today that did not seal tightly enough to hold the carbonation at a level I like in my Irish Red Ale. Still tastes great, and is less filling without all those...
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    Hi. Looking for soda bottles and a preservative.

    I am new to the hobby and forum. I have been working tirelessly for 2 months to create a tasty soda, and think I will have succeeded after my latest purchase arrives. It just needs a tweak. I want to make a large batch and have it be shelf stable for storage and maybe sending it to family and...
  16. Washington_Brewologist

    Do flip-top bottles work for bottle conditioning?

    I have read all over the place that flip-tops are an awesome and convenient way to bottle your beer. I went out today and picked up a case and have been filling up my latest Pale Ale's. I noticed as I was filling that the flipping mechanism goes into a couple holes on the side of the neck(you...
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    North Carolina All grain, kegging, bottles, everything's gotta go (RDU area)

    I quit drinking and want to clear out some storage space and finance some new hobbies, so I'm selling off all my homebrew equipment. This is (almost) everything you need to brew, keg and bottle beer from all-grain batches as well as equipment for a kegerator. Home-brew equipment includes...
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    Stop Scoby forming after bottleing

    I do a first fermentation with Hibiskus Tea, and then a second fermentation fresh fruits. After this I‘m bottleing the Kombucha and cool it in the fridge. After some time there‘s a small Scoby back on the top. Thats normal I know, but my clients do not like this. Does anybody have an idea how...
  19. Vincent Gendron Rossignol

    Two yeast, one beer! (Fermentation and priming)

    Greetings fellow brewers, I've been reading a bit on how I should go about to isolate yeast strains from my favorite beers. Apparently, some commercial brewers use two different yeast strains at separate times in the brewing process. One for fermenting and one for priming. One popular beer for...
  20. iamleescott

    Bottling or Keg System - When Do You Realize It's Time For An Upgrade?

    Starting out...I'm committed to brewing my first brews and bottling them. But I'm what stage does everyone get tired of bottling, and make the investment into a keg system?