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Offline jjflash

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source for 26mm crown cap with bidule
« on: May 24, 2011, 05:44:43 PM »
I see Williams Brewing is now stocking crown caps with bidule - but only in the 29mm size.
That cap will only fit French champagne bottles or Belgian ale bottles.
I would like to work on a Deus clone this year - including the remuage & degorgement.
All the USA champagne bottles I have located take the 26mm crown cap.

I would like to find either 26mm crown caps with bidule.
Or second best, several cases of empty French champagne bottles that fit Williams Brewing 26mm cap - for cheap.
I know I could buy the French champagne bottles full and drink them all...
Don't really like champagne that much....

Any leads on this one?
Thanks,
JJ
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Re: source for 26mm crown cap with bidule
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 10:23:03 AM »
Nope, but I will say after having made ~8 champagne beers, I've never once used a bidule for them.
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Re: source for 26mm crown cap with bidule
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 09:11:47 AM »
Do you riddle and disgorge, or just decant upon serving like any other bottled homebrew?
Is that a counter-pressure bottle filler in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

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Re: source for 26mm crown cap with bidule
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 11:14:04 AM »
Disgorge and the whole 9 yards.

Wrote a couple of articles and gave a talk about it, but this is the thing that started it all:

http://maltosefalcons.com/tech/methode-champenoise-beer
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Re: source for 26mm crown cap with bidule
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 11:27:10 AM »
Do you riddle and disgorge, or just decant upon serving like any other bottled homebrew?

Drew is so totally riddled that it makes you wanna disgorge!!
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