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There is a lot of good answers already, but I will add my 2 cents. I bought the "Coopers DIY Home Brewing 6 Gallon Craft Beer Kit" on Amazon, it cost me about 130$CAD last year. The kit contains: 30x 740ml PET bottles, with priming sugar 6 gallons graduated primary fermenter Bottling wand Ingredients for a first batch: A Lager concentrate kit ...


Yes, it should make a drinkable mead. A drill is used in winemaking to degass in a carboy, but for a 2L bottle it might not be appropriate. So if you really want a still mead with no gas, you can shake your bottle lightly and twist the cap slowly until you hear some gas coming out. Do not open it completely, as it may overflow. Repeat a few times until ...


To safely bottle the mead, use a plastic soda bottle. These bottles seem to be very strong: I know you can play american-style football with one for a couple hours without a problem, until you open it. Then the soda will shoot out quite far. So you risk losing your mead it if becomes too pressurized. On the positive side, you can squeeze the bottle with your ...


I have seen large wine thiefs that the hydrometer fits into. Check the big USA home brew sites, I think it was on there.


I use a dedicated, sanitized plastic baster to retrieve samples. If it's too short, all you need to do is tilt your fermenter a bit.

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