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  1. I bought these bottles because I was undecided and and I read a review that it was the best of both worlds because you can cap them. I can cap with the capper I have but I have to catch the clasp in one of the holes (where the flip lids attach) for it to work. I was hoping there was a capper out there for these bottles.
  2. http://www.mrbeer.com/accessories/16-oz-glass-swing-top-bottles-qty-12 I bought these bottles so I could cap if I didn't like the flip tops. I bought the mr beer capper but it doesn't work on these. Any ideas?
  3. Just so I understand; you age in kegs but do not batch prime. Then you force carbonate? Thanks Josh.
  4. So the wife is buying me a nice Kegerator. This made me think......why not do 3 LBKs at once and after fermentation dump them into a 5 gal ball lock keg (bottle the remainder)? What do I do from here? Force carbonate? What if it is a beer that needs time for the flavor to even out? So I need help. I think I understand force carbonation, but what if I want time for the favors to even out? For instance, let's say I did a recipie like Novacaine and wanted to try this? Should I batch prime in the keg for the time it would take to condition. Then just push the beer with CO2? I'm kinda confused here. Thanks in advance for anyone that takes the time to help me out. I know I have asked a lot. Brew On!
  5. My boss has been brewing a long time and has a nice 5 gal kegging system with multiple 5 gal kegs. One piece of advice he gave me was if I move to kegging, go all out and just do the 5 gal. He told me of a 5 year journey going from a 1.5 gal kegging system all the way up to 5 gal. He had many issues and was not happy until now and he said he wasted hundreds of dollars. I am new and do not keg. I am just sharing the opinion of a seasoned brewer.
  6. I was turned off by this sell. It just seems like it is an attempt to sell "about to expire" inventory items. Can you request with a general order to not get supplies that are about to expire? Almost every recipie I order seems to expire in Less that 3 months. Aging HMEs cause darker colors than advertised as stated on these forums before. Before I get bashed, I love Mr Beer. This has really been my only concern since I have been a member.
  7. I just want to specify that the recipie says to condition at 55. This is the 2014 spring dopplebock that uses the salflager 23. Good at 51-59 degrees. You all still say I can bottle condition at 70?
  8. Thanks for the help guys. I fermented for 3 weeks at 55. And have conditioned at 55 for almost 30 days. After reading your comments, am I good to set out at room temp for 1-2 months?
  9. I bottled this May 29th. The recipie says to ferment at 55 degrees and condition (2 months) at 55 degrees. Which I have done (temp, not time). I went on an RV trip last weekend and threw one of them in the RV fridge. I figured since its been about a month it would taste okay. After 2 days in the fridge it tasted like butt piss. I know I am a month short but I had a bad experience with my first batch and I've made a personal promise to drink everything I brew, no matter what (unless I get an infected brew or something). So I am nervous I'll have to suffer through drinking butt piss again. I have 2 questions: 1. Has anyone brewed this beer? Did you like it? 2. After another month in the fermentation chamber @ 55 degrees, can I store them at room temp? Or put them in the fridge? Longer than 2 months in the fermentation chamber is not an option. I have more brewing to do. thanks Brewers! Brew on! By the way, I have 96 16 oz bottles conditioning. And none of them are ready, lol. Guess I'll go but some bud light to hold me over, haha
  10. I doubt it will happen but I wish mr beer would come up with a new tap assembly like on the LX models. I have done everything right and had a couple leaky spigots. Normally during high krausen the leaks stop. I guess trub gets trapped in the gaps. But still, I hate leaky spigots.
  11. Asking for expert help again...........I plan on bottling tomorrow @ 19 days. I am going on a RV trip for 5 days tomorrow. Do you think I will be okay? I am sure the WDA will be fine. I am most worried about 3 and 4. I know, I know.......check the gravity. Well I don't wanna! Haha
  12. I'm lagering at 55 degrees in the mini. Brew On!!
  13. I was actually worried about the auto defrost when I purchased this. I have caught it in auto defrost a couple times. It lasts for about thirty minutes but the temp never raises more than 1 degree, if that. I am not sure how often the auto defrost kicks on. The first time the auto defrost kicked on I thought my freezer was broken. Haha. Brew On!,!
  14. Thanks for the info guys. Can you tell me why light over dark?
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