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Offline icedbreeze

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First Conquest Finished!!!
« on: November 08, 2010, 05:21:11 PM »
Well after driving 5 hours back to the good 'ole U S of A, I prepared to bottle!  With some help from my dad we managed to get 41 bottles of beer and only a very minor spill.  Thanks everyone for your support and reassurances through out my first batch.  I didn't think to sample any of my product as we were filling bottles but it sure smelled tastey! 

I figure in 3 or 4 days I'll start my 2nd kit, and I have my first hard cider experiment fermenting as we speak.  And some very anxious friends and family waiting to sample lol.

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Re: First Conquest Finished!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 11:15:32 PM »
Sounds like a winner!

Kegging is even easier.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

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Re: First Conquest Finished!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 08:02:59 AM »
Yea I wish I could keg.  But for now it's not an option :( 

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Re: First Conquest Finished!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 08:51:45 AM »
Don't worry to much. I am sure kegging is easier but I have been bottling since I started brewing about 4 years ago and really don't mind it that much. It takes me a little over an hour to bottle 5 gallons and they are much easier to give away as gifts that way. you can even personalize the bottles with some label paper and a decent printer. plus you can squirrel away some bottles to see how they develop over time.
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Re: First Conquest Finished!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 09:04:02 AM »
Don't worry to much. I am sure kegging is easier but I have been bottling since I started brewing about 4 years ago and really don't mind it that much. It takes me a little over an hour to bottle 5 gallons and they are much easier to give away as gifts that way. you can even personalize the bottles with some label paper and a decent printer. plus you can squirrel away some bottles to see how they develop over time.

You make some very good points!  I was too busy wanting what I can't have to realize.  Thanks Morti