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  1. g00nt3r

    Bottling Cider in Wine Bottles

    I am new to bottling (and brewing in general). I have 5 gallons of hard cider I plan on bottling in Bordeaux style wine bottles. I have read that bottling carbonated beer/cider/mead/etc in wine bottles can be dangerous because wine bottles aren't made to handle whatever level of carbonation (or...
  2. nicbot

    SG doesn't drop for several days. Is fermentation done?

    So my beers (two 11 liter batches) have been brewing for 12 days now and the recipe suggests a SG value between 1.008 and 1.014 before bottling, and that it should be achieved in 8-10 days. I checked the values first on day 8, then 10 and 12 and they haven't dropped (maybe VERY little). Is...
  3. J

    Is my beer still good?

    Hi, Today I decided to bottle my beer and something weird happened that didn't happened before and I am worried that my beer won't be successful in the end. So the fermentation was done a week ago I read its a good thing to leave it couple of days, not to bottle it right away. So I have an...
  4. Brewfawx

    carbonating in the bottle with chocolate?

    Ive got a chocolate and peppers stout that is just about ready to bottle, and when I tasted it last, I found the chocolate flavor lacking. Since I plan on carbonating in the bottle, is it possible to use some sort of chocolate chip to provide the sugars and or bump up the chocolate flavor a...
  5. Killdozer666

    Rhode Island Complete Home Brewery and Draught System - 1/2 BBL, all accessories

    - Complete 1/2 BBL brewhouse with water filter, inline pump, tippy-dump insulated mash tun, and custom-welded frame - Complete 4+ tap draught system with chest freezer, corny kegs, CO2, and perlick faucets - Full fermentation setup including yeast starting plate, lagering fridge, heat pad, and...
  6. R

    Accidentally "carbonated" with erythriol

    So it happened my wife put erythriol in the sugar container and refused to inform me. I kegged my beer, but some beer remained and I decided to bottle it by priming them one by one with sucrose, which was in fact erythriol. So the question is: do I have to throw out the bottled beers? Since i...
  7. thisissami

    K-Meta at Bottling Questions

    Hi Everybody, I understand that adding Potassium Metabisulfite at bottling will help with anti-oxidation and preserving your wine longer. I have some questions related to this: 1) It seems counter-intuitive to add K-Meta to my carboy then bottle immediately. Wouldn't that cause a build-up of...
  8. O

    Bottling in Tropical Country

    Hi Everyone, I live in Singapore. Over there the ambient temperature is fairly constant at around 27deg C. I am currently finishing to brew a Californian Pale Ale (It was a close of Sierra Nevada pale ale, using Whitelab yeast). My fermentation temperature has been 22deg C. Also I am not very...
  9. Angus MacDonald

    How long to mature in bottles?

    So I currently have 12L of cider fermenting away and I plan on bottling maturing my cider in glass bottles. How long would I be best maturing them before drinking them? I've seen various ranges from 2 days after bottling to a year. I know that ale takes roughly a fortnight to mature in the...
  10. U

    New Here Bottling Issue

    So I started brewing a couple months back so my experience isn't massive. But I've read John Palmer, and try to stick by "the book." In terms of all the brewing literature/knowledge I've obtained as far as proper procedure. But with that being said on to what I am sure is a "noob" problem...
  11. pbfl81

    Kegging versus Bottling

    Hello, Kegging or bottles? To get into home brewing, i bought a deluxe extract home brewing kit that came with everything except bottles. The beer (chinook IPA) is almost finished primary fermentation so i need to start thinking about kegging or bottling. If I keg will i be able to drink the...
  12. A

    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...
  13. Willyd57

    Best storage solution for 5 gal batches

    Hi all, and thanks for allowing me to be a part of this group. It's awesome. I have brewed my own beer in the past, but that was using a pair of 5 gal buckets and some extract. Looking back on that experience, I can say that even using extract produced better beer than I was buying at the...
  14. Adam P

    Bottling Mixed-Culture/Dregs Brett Beer

    Hey all, first time caller here! I've been brewing all-grain for about six months now, and have just gotten into some yeast harvesting, stirring up starters, etc. I brought back a case of Hill Farmstead from VT last year, so I decided to try my hand at propagating up some of those dregs. I got...
  15. L

    Bottling

    I see so many threads about bottle bombs. I certainly don't want that, but would like to bottle my cider and have it a sparkling cider. Some threads indicate that the yeast activity can restart and cause the bottling bombs. First, if the FG is .999 or lower, it doesn't seem like there is...
  16. L

    World's cheapest counter pressure bottle filler

    I just wanted to share the way that I've been filling bottles from the keg, since I haven't seen anyone else do it this way. Literally all you need is a 2 inch piece of 1/2 inch ID silicone hose. The key to this is that the hose creates an airtight seal between the tap and the bottle so that...
  17. J

    A lot of sediment/trub in bottles

    What’s up brewers? I made my third extract batch a few weeks ago which was a zombie dust clone. I let it ferment for 3 weeks and dry hopped it during the second week. It has been conditioning in bottles for two weeks. However, there is a lot of sediment in the bottles. It smells really good and...
  18. Sergiy

    Dextrose sludge in bottle

    Hi all, i have bottled my first brew 1.5 week ago. Before bottling, i added dextrose to the bottom of each bottle, and now i can see a sludge at the bottom. Is this because i need to wait more, or because i added to much dextrose (5g on 0.5 L) with a low gravity (OG1.043 to FG1.004). Or i do i...
  19. L

    Inconsistent beers with bottling

    I scanned the forums and couldn't find a similar post.. if i'm mistaken please forgive me. I've been brewing for a little over a year and just recently switched to all grain. I'm also slowly buying what i need to start kegging. Here's my question... Is it common to have the same batch of beer...
  20. jeffceo24

    Bubbles out of No-where While Bottling

    Hi Guys, first time using a bottling bucket with spigot yesterday. This was a pale ale that was in the fermentor for 3 weeks. As I was bottling via gravity feed using a bottling wand, a number of small bubbles were coming through the hose and into the bottles. I was getting nervous because I...
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