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Offline poliepete

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Re: Capping for the long haul
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2010, 09:38:07 AM »
Thanks for all the good info. Hopefully I can put it to good use: My OG was much lower than anticipated, so I'm wondering if my FG will be low enough in the end ... Not sure it will end up sporting the high ABV of a barleywine after all. I might experiment a bit and use regular caps for half and oxygen barrier caps for the other.

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Re: Capping for the long haul
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2010, 09:47:34 AM »
For the price you can't go wrong with oxygen absorbing caps.  $2.60 for 60 caps.

Plus your beer will benefit from them.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/oxygen-absorbing-caps.html
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Re: Capping for the long haul
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2010, 07:28:11 AM »
One recommendation I've heard is instead of crimping the cap immediately after filling, just set it loose on the bottle for a half hour or so before crimping it down.  Supposedly the priming sugar will start to generate enough CO2 in that time to purge O2 out of the headspace.  Don't know if I buy this. but it can't hurt.
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