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Old 12-11-2007, 10:00 PM
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I got two more batches in Mr.Beer before I step up to the next level. I read the joy of homebrewing 3 and it really helped me understand a lot. I would recommend it, and I am sure others will also.
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The carboy seems hte way to go but it looks a lot harder to clean. I hate that I dont have a utility tub in this house!
Not to keep harping my site, ok, a little self aggrandizement can't be helped, but I covered carboy cleaning about a month ago. ;)
Its not bad, and with the carboy brush that comes with the kit, its a snap.
Frankly, I haven't used my carboy brush in over a year. :shock:
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:02 PM
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If you have not signed up for Brewdad's site I would. I am sure he will pass the info to you.
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CF, let me know when I should be by to sample the 1st batch.
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CF, let me know when I should be by to sample the 1st batch.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:46 AM
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I'm a sox fan. Don't make me get that father/son team to come over and rough you up.

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Old 12-12-2007, 01:55 AM
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check out www.midwestsupplies.com or a local brew shop.
Hey this looks good. Only $13 for shipping, it has the carboy and 2 buckets.
with shipping it's under a c-note.

A question - would a 5 gallon carboy ever be too small? The kit from "More Beer" has a 6 gallon carboy. The Midwest is 5

More Beer Kit - http://morebeer.com/view_product/15910/102142
Midwest Kit - http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=6874
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:06 AM
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Ok...
Oof, how to go about this...
I have two 6.5 gallon carboys, two 6 gallon carboys, and five of six 5 gallon carboys...
The 5 gallon carboy in that kit is certainly intended for secondary use, that is do the initial ferment in the bucket to accommodate the foaming, then once that is done put it in the glass carboy to finish.
The volume is measured to the shoulder of the carboy (I think) so there is more than 5 gallons allowed in the carboy.
Yeah, a 5 gallon might be too small if you want to do your primary ferment in, but hell, by the time you get that far where you are thinking about expanding beyond you will have sprung the $20 or whatever it is for a 6 gallon, you know?
I still regularly primary ferment in my plastic buckets. (There are three plastic fermenters in the house too, no wonder we don't have any storage space!)
Since I'm listing, I think I have 6 kegs too.
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This thread is timely. I'm bottling eight cases of home(ish) brew tomorrow after the first ever stab at making my own. Went to a brew-on-premises place just to have someone walk me through the process the first time around. Guys there were great, recommend it if it's an option in your area.
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