Local brewpub just put a Zythos IPA on tap. It's OK, but not really my thing. I get dank flavors, some pine, similar to what I tend to get from Simcoe. Not much citrus. (Their new Mosaic ale, on the other hand... wow.)
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+1 If it's horrific, might as well not go through the trouble of bottling.Hell, sometimes I just drink the entire hydrometer sample that I take before packaging!
Sometimes? Every time.
They require a different fitting, which is another $4 part. Here's the set. Also seems like a good way for people who have pin-lock systems to use carbonation caps.These are the caps, right? As far as labor-intensive goes, I bottle now.
The gas fitting doesn't look right. I was thinking of these...
These are the caps, right? As far as labor-intensive goes, I bottle now.Silly question: could one theoretically forego a kegging system with bottles, carbonator caps, a CO2 tank, that the requisite hoses and regulator? (Currently lack space for a kegerator, but I could see this setup for, say, a small batch and a canoe trip.)
You could do that. It would be kind of labor intensive and expensive for the caps, but it would work.
Silly question: could one theoretically forego a kegging system with bottles, carbonator caps, a CO2 tank, that the requisite hoses and regulator? (Currently lack space for a kegerator, but I could see this setup for, say, a small batch and a canoe trip.)I just took a gravity sample on a 10 day old IPA. After I got my reading I put it in a PET bottle with a carbonator cap, hit it with 30 psi and stuck it in the freezer. In an hour I'll have a cold, carbed sample to taste.
Carbonator caps are one of my favorite tools.
Yeah. I got a 6-pack of Alaskan Amber because someone in my club was raving about it, talked me into getting a case for them when I was last in WI (since it's not distributed here). I suspect most of it is still taking up valuable fridge space that could be devoted to beers I would actually choose to drink.I drank one of the last ones I had the other day. I didn't get diacityl. I got maple syrup. Sweet and cloying.
Today, I got a six pack of Alaskan Amber at my local beer store. "Buy the last six pack and I'll give you a 10% discount," the owner says. "Sure!" I say.
Tastes a lot like Lone Star Bock to me. Anyone want 5 bottles of Alaskan Amber?
Never been one of my favorites....
I tried a 6-pack because it said "alt" style on it. I was underwhelmed but Alaskan Amber is somewhat better than lonestar bock, but not by much.
OP: Couldn't you devise something with less dead space?I don't suppose that expansion foam insulation stuff is food-grade... Maybe a couple gallons of marbles?
I am NOT putting $2 on the table to see Tom chop up his plate chiller. It's like looking inside a burrito - some things you just don't do.But unlike the burrito, you wouldn't have to put this back together again.