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K-Bizzle

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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?
 

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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?
if bottling indoors, I always use my dishwasher door in the lowered position as my bottling bench - any spills (which WILL happen) can just be cleaned up by simply closing the dishwasher door.

Also if I'm bottling by myself, I'll put beer in, put a cap loosely on, repeat & when I'm done, I'll cap them all at once.
 
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Not yet good sir.
But if all goes well on my first few, ill definitely invest in a corny set up.
 
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All went well.

Much easier, faster, and less monotonous than I was expecting.
 

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I'll be bottling this saturday.

My plan is use gelatin for fining tonight and bottle midday saturday.

I've watched the midwest vid and think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, any little tips/tricks you guys have come up with that would be helpful?
Buy some swing tops.

I bought up about 5.5 gallons of irish ale type of beer in the liquor store that used swing tops. It was from a brewpub in the area.

Using them now for the second time. Hell of alot better then 12oz beer bottles. :mug:
 
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