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  1. gophers6

    Forgotten Batch

    I'm not as advanced as you. I just write it on the calendar that hangs above my desk.
  2. gophers6

    22mm Socket (Deep Well)

    That shouldn't be. Heck, I just snug it a little by hand, not using much force. Never had a leak.
  3. gophers6

    Bulging Can

    If that's the reason for the $10 sale, they ought to be telling us that. Don't just send them out leaving folks to wonder.
  4. gophers6

    Why the longer brew cycle?

    Actually, Mr Beer read on this forum (7 or 8 years ago) that users were getting better results going 3 weeks so they finally changed the instructions.
  5. gophers6

    Site Update!

    The print is kind of faint.
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    PET Bottles

    I've stored for as long as 1 1/2 years in regular plastic w/o problem many times. I really don't know what the oxygen barrier bottles are for. Maybe there's people who store forever?
  9. gophers6

    How long to condition?

    Carbing and conditioning can be thought of as one process. Generally, a minimum of 4 weeks at room temp after bottling. Then move a bottle to the fridge for 3 days of cold conditioning and drink it.
  10. gophers6

    Re-using soda bottles?

    Root beer bottles are not recommended because of the smell. I've used lots of Coke and Pepsi bottles and they've lasted for years. Because they are clear, keep them in the dark after bottling.
  11. gophers6

    Clean Bottles Between Batches

    I use 7th Generation Free and Clear that I found on Amazon. This was a few years ago and it only came in 8 bottle cartons. I have enough to last several lifetimes.
  12. gophers6

    Suggestions-Thoughts ?

    I have a neighbor who home brews and he never refrigerates. Bottle conditions for 4 weeks, moves them to the basement where it's upper 50's and drinks them. To each his own I guess.
  13. gophers6

    Recipe suggestion

    There's something about drinking beer out of a green bottle that turns my stomach.
  14. Please, Rickbeer, no more selfies.
  15. gophers6

    Return of Winter Dark Ale!

    Prepare for the foam over.
  16. gophers6

    Newb First try this wekend. Horse's Ass Ale

    Welcome to the forum, and good luck!
  17. gophers6

    Is this an infection?

    Probably some green flecks is what he's seeing.
  18. gophers6

    Bottle cap issue- Help!

    There's been other posters here before with the same issue. Personally, I've never removed the rings and they've never caused a problem. If they are all the way down, and sitting flat instead of cock eyed, I don't see what they could hurt.
  19. gophers6

    Gunk in bottom of bottles

    Cold crashing your lbk significantly reduces the amount of trub in the bottles.
  20. gophers6

    Is this an infection?

    And leave the lid on.
  21. gophers6

    Clean Bottles Between Batches

    Sometimes after bottling you get a little layer of foam on top of the liquid. That's what causes the ring. Maybe it's hard to see when you're looking through maize and blue glasses.
  22. gophers6

    Clean Bottles Between Batches

    What Rick said, except about 10% of the time I end up with a ring at the top of the bottle where I filled to. In those cases I use a bottle brush to remove the ring. Glass bottles only though, don't use a brush on plastic.
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    You definitely want to keep the lbk out of the sun. If you can't, try putting a black plastic garbage bag over it loosely.
  24. gophers6

    Hi, just started fermenting my first beer!

    Brewing can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. That's the beauty of it.
  25. gophers6

    Hi, just started fermenting my first beer!

    abv will be around 3.0 to 3.25%. Ferment for 3 weeks and condition at room temp 4 weeks. Then a few days in the fridge. Welcome to the forum.