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  1. luis.salas

    Dip tube and sediments

    Hi, guys. I'm making my own bottling bucket with a dip tube but now I'm worried with the possibility that it will suck all the sediments into the last bottles, since it almost touches the ground of the bucket. Is this possible? Or there's a strange physical principle that will stop the...
  2. D

    Carbonation Help!

    So I just recently bottled my blueberry weissen which came out great (except the carbonation...keep reading). This was my first batch using my new 14 Gallon SS Brewtech Unitank and Blichmann BeerGun. I burst carbed the beer and the samples I tasted were perfect. Then I burst carbed just a tad...
  3. GreenSmithGoodness

    Bottling Fermented Shrub Soda

    I've been really into fermenting fruit shrubs and using them in mixed drinks and as added flavors for soda. How can I bottle it without pasturizing it, while maintaining the quality of the product? similarly, I have also been fermenting elderflower champagne and want to do the same. This is...
  4. T

    Simplifying Your Bottling Day

    Bottling day brings you even closer to your brewing goal of having your very own handcrafted beer to enjoy and share. Bottling can either be a pain or painless. Learning through the pain process I have a few ideas to share so your brewing day experience will be something to enjoy. What you will...
  5. C

    Bottling and Kegging - The Best of Both Worlds

    Most of us homebrewers started out bottling our beers, some of us then decided to move on to kegging. Those who bottle claim that bottling is better for portability (bringing to parties, sharing with friends, entering competitions.) Those who keg claim that the time saved cleaning and filling...
  6. V

    Craft The Perfect Draft Beer Gun Anyone?

    Over the years I had read plenty of mixed reviews about the Blichmann Beer Gun before actually pulling the trigger and getting one for myself. It seemed that the two most common complaints brewers posted about had to do with how beer bottled using the Blichmann Beer Gun could be under carbonated...
  7. T

    Colonna Corker Mods for Bottling Belgians

    First off, thanks to those who have posted videos, tutorials, and write-ups on this matter. I learned a lot. Here are a few things I did to make the process smoother for myself the first time around. I. Cork Depth You need to leave about 5/8" sticking out of the bottle. You could do this one of...
  8. T

    Colonna Corker Mods for Bottling Belgians

    First off, thanks to those who have posted videos, tutorials, and write-ups on this matter. I learned a lot. Here are a few things I did to make the process smoother for myself the first time around. I. Cork Depth You need to leave about 5/8" sticking out of the bottle. You could do this one of...
  9. Velnerj

    Sulfur after bottling...what can be done?

    Hi Y'all, Like an impatient idiot I went ahead a bottled a Belgian golden strong despite the fact that there was a distinct sulfur smell coming from the fermenter. To my defense it was much less than during peak fermentation. After bottle conditioning the bottles reek like rotten eggs when...
  10. J

    Belgian Dubbel Style: suggestions!

    Hello everyone! I have a couple of questions about my first brew! A couple of years ago I bought a Festival Belgian Dubbel kit (complete with plastic fermentation vessel, bottles, sanitizer, etc) and 2 weeks ago I started the primary fermentation. Now I`m looking for some suggestions before...
  11. R

    Bottle Carbing, new ideas?

    Hello all! It's been a while since my last brew....about a year and a half due to work, life, etc. Anyways, getting ready to brew a simple IPA in the coming days. Anyways...point of this post. I only have the room/set up for bottling my beer. The couple beers I've brewed while tasting alright...
  12. F

    First Brew - final SG to high?

    I'm busy with my first brew, so totally green and rely on what I read online. I bought a MG stater brewing kit just before lockdown (South Africa) which came with a MG Lucky Goat Pale Ale malt extract pack. Sanitised as well as I could, OG seemed right at 1.050, after 10 days the gravity was...
  13. Leo

    Dead yeast in priming bottles, can I introduce new yeast?

    I think I may have oversanitized my bottles, Almost no sediment/ carbonation after a week and half in ideal conditions. For reference, I made a Pils at 4.7% which fermented normally, I primed with 3/4 cup Sugar for a 5 gallon batch netting 55 bottles. My plan to fix this is to mix a new packet...
  14. I

    Is my wine supposed to taste bad at bottling?

    Hi I have just bottled a WineBuddy Pinot Grigio 30 bottle kit and had a few sips in a glass as well. I followed the instructions and it was in the fermenter for 7 days (I know you should keep it in longer but I just wanted to follow the instructions on my first time). However it tastes bad but...
  15. HemanBrew

    Got some slurry from the fermenter to bottles. Problem?

    Hi I bottled yesterday, and after I had the half of the beers bottled, I accidentally knocked the autosiphon so that the slurry from the bottom got little mixed to the beer in fermenter. So the rest of the bottles have now more matte-color beer while the first bottles have clear beer. Does the...
  16. secretlevel

    How to bottle NEIPA (without kegging)

    There's a fair amount of skepticism on various online platforms surrounding NEIPA and being able to bottle it without having a kegging setup. With a little caution and a good process, I've been able to successfully bottle my NEIPA's. I have been able to drink these 2 months after bottling with...
  17. J

    Microbrewery semi auto canning machines

    So basically we are starting a microbrewery in Europe, which will produce around 5000 litres of beer per month or around 1320 gallons. So my question is it possible to go cans on such a small scale or bottling is the only option? I have an offer for semi auto bottling machine which costs...
  18. L

    anyone remember Tap-a-Draft?

    Forgot I had this, found it while cleaning out the house in preparation to move. This was my transition to kegging when I was living in a small apartment, I was tired of bottling but had no room for a keggerator. Pretty sure they don't make these anymore, but did find some info about the...
  19. I

    Accidentally added leftover yeast when bottling

    Hi, new brewer here. I am making a 4% coopers lager and when it came to bottling I noticed a light yellowish sort of colour (which smells pretty bad) when I reached the tap of my fermenting vessel (which I'm assuming is all the leftover yeast. Which people tend to throw out or to re-use). I...
  20. wheatgerm

    Carbonate in the jug

    For a few years now I’ve purchased a gallon sized glass jug of organic apple juice at Whole Foods each year at the holidays and fermented it right in the jug with a pack of red star. I’d like to give some of these as gifts this year but the bottle carbonating is a mess for such small amounts...
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