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Propping Up Your LBK - No Trubal

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On 1/12/2019 at 11:46 PM, McSquirrely said:

So far, this new hobby of mine has been a blast.  Why did I wait so long to start, I wonder....😎

It's really been quite interesting so far. I never knew how to brew beer. It has been a blast to learn how it's done!

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Taste tested my first batch. Pretty good. My wife tried it as well and also thought it was really good. The LBK is resting comfortably in the fridge and will be bottled Sunday. Gonna be a long 4 weeks waiting for carbonation.

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Welcome to the craft, Don.  feel free to ask questions.  For general things to follow, Rick is solid and has many pages to look at. Pros't!

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On 1/18/2019 at 9:07 PM, DrMJG said:

Welcome to the craft, Don.  feel free to ask questions.  For general things to follow, Rick is solid and has many pages to look at. Pros't!

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Thanks man! This forum is awesome! There are a lot of people here with a lot of great advice. I'm learning a lot and have a lot more to learn. I'm on this forum quite a bit, and always find a lot of interesting posts. Really fun to read! And thanks for the classic photo! Really cool!

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Tonight was the big night. Bottled my first attempt. Gonna be a long 4 weeks! Fingers and eyes crossed!

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On 1/18/2019 at 8:49 PM, Don H said:

Taste tested my first batch. Pretty good. My wife tried it as well and also thought it was really good. The LBK is resting comfortably in the fridge and will be bottled Sunday. Gonna be a long 4 weeks waiting for carbonation.

Waiting on a couple batches myself to see how it played out.

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1 hour ago, Cato said:

Waiting on a couple batches myself to see how it played out.

Good luck Cato. Hopefully turn out some really good brew!

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I have been brewing with Mr. Beer a very long time, and I recently learned of tilting the keg backwards during fermentation.  I can not wait to try this.  Historically, on bottling day I would tilt the back end of the keg up with a bar-tending book I had nearby my bottling site.  I have always said I was going to build a more permanent ramp.  I came up with this cheap design ( two old cookie sheets and two 2-packs of door stops costing $2.00 at HD ). I used Gorilla double stick mounting tape to attach the door stop ramps.  I plan to tilt the kegs backwards during fermentation and then gently turn them around to cold crash before bottling.  The cookie sheets will also keep any energetic fermentation overflow better contained.   I can used the cookie sheets to carry my kegs from the fridge to my bottling counter.

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I don't understand the turning around.  You want the spigot elevated up for both fermenting and cold crashing.  This flows the trub away from the spigot, and when you cold crash it stays there.

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1 hour ago, RickBeer said:

I don't understand the turning around.  You want the spigot elevated up for both fermenting and cold crashing.  This flows the trub away from the spigot, and when you cold crash it stays there.

For sure.

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