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  1. I did not ask for 14 points, after reading your comment it was you that said you would make a wager if Rick gave you 2 touchdowns.  I never stated the quality or lack their of Michigan's team.  Jake Rudock has started 25 games, so..........?   My original post was that you talked smack how your angry beavers were going to upset Michigan, and I simply stated that it was humorous that you talked smack but wanted points.  Correct?????????

    Gotcha.  I meant "you" gotta ask for 14 if you're me (or the fan of a bad team).  As it turns out Vegas has it at 14....I wasn't sure what it would be a few weeks back.  Anyway....more so, having fun with the fact that my team is playing Rick's for maybe the first time in 40-50 years.

  2. I bought amber flip tops at a home-brew store and would like to bottle my Oktofest LBK any time now.  


    I'm honestly not sure if the bottle are 16 oz.....they look a bit larger.


    Does it matter how much sugar I put in to distribute amongst 12 bottles (that are about 16 oz.)?


    2 teaspoons ? 2.5 teaspoons?


    Should I just use 11 bottles?



  3. Just checked the temp on my batch of Oktoberfest in LBK and noticed an odd shape.  Realized that the plastic ring from around the neck of gallon water jug (which I used to fill the remaining way up to 8.5) had fallen in the LBK.  It'd been in there for 3 hours.  I quickly used some sanitizer on some tongs and retrieved it.


    Chances I've ruined the batch.....?


    Bonehead move on batch #2 of my career.

  4. My first batch (Czech Pils) is in day two of cold crashing.  I tasted a bit at 3 weeks and it was pretty sweet/green apple flavored.  Realizing that in those 21 days I had 2 warm days (no cooler yet) and 6-7 cold days (in cooler with too many ice bottles), I followed The Rick's advice to leave it in the LBK fermenting for an extra week.  Tasted it Sunday....much better; it tasted like beer.  So I'll be bottling it tomorrow night in 750ml PET bottles (using the provided carb drops for my first batch).  


    For the 4 weeks carb/cond. I'm assuming I should use my cooler with ice water bottles (same temp/system as I fermented).  My Okto-fest just arrived in the mail yesterday and I'm eager to get it down in the LBk.


    I'd appreciate any more bottling and/or conditioning/carb advice.

  5. Day 21 Czech Pilsner today....and I was about to cold crash, but before doing so, I sampled a small amount.  It looks fine, but definitely tasted sweet or apple-ish....almost like wine.


    Any advice? I put it back in the cooler.  This is my first batch and I had some minor issues (see below) with temps.


    Day 1-2 (probably a bit warm....cupboard above fridge in AC'd condo)

    Day 3-12 (in cooler, rotating 2 iced bottles....no temp strip yet, so I'm afraid we were 59-62 degrees)

    Day  13-21 (in cooler, bought a temp strip and kept it 67-71)

  6. So, Sunday will be 3 full weeks in LBK (in a cooler with iced bottle from day 2-21, pretty consistently at 63-69).  I have the 750 mil PET bottles and the pack of carbonation drops that came with my kit.




    1)  Sterilize the PET bottles and caps using the remaining half pack of sanitizer. 


    2)  Put the  carbo drops (2/bottle) in before or after filling the bottles?


    3)  Put back in the cooler for 4 weeks (or elsewhere)? Keep at the same temp. for conditioning as I did for fermenting?







    PS debating buying 12 glass swing tops at local shop for $21.95 or doing today's sale on 12 more 750ml PETs for $9.99 + SH.  Thoughts?



  7. I was told to put it on the temp strip on lower half of the LBK.  Is it okay that (in order to check the temp) I'm picking the LBK up out of the cooler in order to see the temp strip (2-3 times a day until I've got the timing and size of ice bottle dialed-in)?  In other words, is the brief lifting/moving going to harm the process?


    Thanks in advance!

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