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  1. C

    Home brew packaging options

    I have been a home-brewer for 6-8 years, and have a backyard half-barrel brew system, and I'd like to form a type of Community-supported brewery (CSB). In short, the CSB will have 12 members, each of whom will receive one gallon of brew per month, get to select brew styles, "own" parts of the...
  2. T

    The Pros and Cons of 5L Kegs

    Five liter kegs have been used for a long time. You can get them empty for you to fill with your homebrewed beer, cider, or soda. Or, you can buy them filled with beer and reuse the container after you drink the beer. They hold 1.3 gallons of beer, or 169 ounces. That’s equal to 10 pints or 14...
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    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...
  4. 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...
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    Trade Beer Better: A Guide

    All beer traders worry about the safety of their beer mail. Nothing is worse than expecting a box full of delicious beers and instead receiving a wet box full of broken glass. For this reason, when first starting to trade, beer-trading 101 is all about how to properly package and ship your...
  6. Nate R

    Dumb question. How do you open a sack of grains without getting plastic in it??

    Such a dumb question. I am sure the answer is super easy. But i just cannot seem to open a 55# sack of grain without little plastic shards getting loose. Anybody know the secret? I've tried pulling the string. Not pulling the string but using a box knife. Using scisscors. Nothing has worked...
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    Brewing Related Research

    Howdy, I'm a Biological and Agricultural Engineering student and I'm trying to do brewing related research (getting to brew in a lab and say I'm being productive ). The problem is that there are many topics to research and I need to choose one. With my engineering discipline, I could choose to...
  8. dubbwelsh

    Filling Growler from Bottles

    I already know this seems like a situation nobody would encounter, hear me out. I have a bottled Brett Stout that I entered in a comp and it scored high enough that I was invited to a People's Choice Round where attendees will judge the beer. You're supposed to bring 2-4 growlers. All my beer...