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Offline cmack15

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national home brew comp
« on: January 30, 2014, 07:37:01 PM »
I am entering for the first time this year.  Most likely bottling from keg.  Does anyone have tips for a rookie?
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Re: national home brew comp
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 08:55:21 PM »
What equipment do you have to bottle with?

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Re: national home brew comp
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 04:17:41 AM »
I suggest chilling the bottles to near freezing, purging bottles with CO2 to reduce oxidation, then filling from the bottom using tubing connected to the tap under low transfer pressure.  Use O2 scavenging caps.  Good luck.
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Re: national home brew comp
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 06:08:50 AM »
Capping on foam will also take care of the O2.  I've gone from taking a racking cane jammed inside the cobra tap, to using a stopper on the racking cane and release pressure as it's filling.  I now have a beer gun, but when I'm filling only a couple bottles, I use a bottle filler tube that fits into my perlick taps.

As mentioned above, cold bottles and low pressure.  Try to fill from the bottom of the bottle instead of pouring down the side.  Either cap on foam or hit with CO2 if you can.

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Re: national home brew comp
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 07:39:04 AM »
This video will show you how to do it on the cheap...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwIbFQcHYyo
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Re: national home brew comp
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 08:19:46 PM »
I'm partial to a single valve counter pressure filler... But I bottle from a keg pretty frequently.
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Re: national home brew comp
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 08:50:16 PM »
Capping on foam will also take care of the O2.  I've gone from taking a racking cane jammed inside the cobra tap, to using a stopper on the racking cane and release pressure as it's filling.  I now have a beer gun, but when I'm filling only a couple bottles, I use a bottle filler tube that fits into my perlick taps.

As mentioned above, cold bottles and low pressure.  Try to fill from the bottom of the bottle instead of pouring down the side.  Either cap on foam or hit with CO2 if you can.

Good luck with the competition ( and getting an entry)!

+1.  Gotta love the beer gun. But I still use the cane in the cobra for filling a couple on the fly.
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