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    Massive Brewery Facility Auction Western MA

    Unknown if this is the best outlet but there is a massive brewery/ bottling plant going up for auction in Massachusetts. If you think this is a good place for me to post the information reach out and I can give you all the details. and post a link for the Auction Best, Brewish1
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    For Sale All Grain Brewing Equipment For Sale-$225: Long Beach CA

    Ready to start or expand your home brew setup? I recently moved to a condo and am downsizing to brew 1 gallon batches. All Equipment is in good shape and includes: 10 gallon stainless steel kettle, copper wort chiller, burner, cooler, brew bucket, stainless steel measuring cup, 12 & 22oz...
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    Bottle: What's this and why won't it come off?

    So I cracked one of my Dubbels after 2 weeks carbonation to see how they're getting on. And after rinsing and shaking right after, oxi cleaner soak with brush inside after even attempted a dishwasher I can't get these marks off. It's like cloudy white specs but in rings then goes up with gaps...
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    District of Columbia 6.5 Gal Glass Carboy, Cool Brewing cooler, and some Misc (DC area) - $30

    Trying to make some room in my Garage. I have a 6.5 gallon glass carboy, a carboy hauler, carboy drainer, Cool Brewing soft fermentation cooler, a case of 12 oz bottles (never used) and a capper. Nearly everything someone needs for that first ferment. Cooler has a tear but still works fine...
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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...
  10. 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...
  14. 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
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    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...
  20. 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...