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comment Can ring crown bottles be recapped?
Maybe contact a local commercial brewer. Usually brewers are happy to chat and help people.
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comment Can ring crown bottles be recapped?
If you do not have a capper, them maybe go to your local home brew shop and ask them to help you.
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comment Can ring crown bottles be recapped?
Ahhh.... I have no idea. :) it looks like it might be the same size. So, still committing with Herb's answer, cap it and see.
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answered Can ring crown bottles be recapped?
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comment Can ring crown bottles be recapped?
If the water test works, fill them with soda water, turn the bottle upside down and give it a shake. That will prove if they seal.
Mar
30
answered Didn't hit gravity--how to calculate how much malt extract to add to the fermenter?
Feb
25
answered Water level low on airlock. Is it contaminated?
Feb
16
comment How many Gallons Per Minute does a Pump used for Wort Recirculation Require?
I have not used a pump (yet), but be warned that too strong a pump will increase tannin extraction.
Jan
22
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Dec
23
comment Which is worse: a weak boil or boiling with a lid partially on?
I would highly recommend How To Brew by John Palmer. The book is more up to date and covers basic to very advanced topics.
Dec
17
comment cold crash bottled ale
@paterbush, if you are travelling with the beer, the sediment will be roused. When you get to your destination, place the beers in the fridge and allow them to settle and clear. What beer did you make? Certain beers should be cloudy.
Dec
17
answered cold crash bottled ale
Dec
5
comment Trouble with flat beer. Everything seems perfect and a few bottles always turn out great. very few! Please help
I think you can add 1g of rehidrated yeast to your bottling bucket. If I remember correctly you need 20 billion cells to carbonate a standard 18 liter batch.
Dec
5
comment Trouble with flat beer. Everything seems perfect and a few bottles always turn out great. very few! Please help
There should be more than enough yeast in suspension, unless you froze the beer or added chemicals. The ABV is not that high. I bottled my 10% DIPA with a measured amount of table sugar and it is perfect.
Dec
5
comment Trouble with flat beer. Everything seems perfect and a few bottles always turn out great. very few! Please help
Once is enough with the capper. I usually cap and then turn my bottles upside down. If the capper did not work I should hopefully see something immediately.
Dec
4
answered Trouble with flat beer. Everything seems perfect and a few bottles always turn out great. very few! Please help
Dec
4
answered Half-size keg force carbonation
Nov
20
comment Bottle conditioning mistake
And on a side note (just in case you don't know): do not leave the beer in direct sunlight to warm up.
Nov
20
comment Bottle conditioning mistake
When the beers are at room temp, give the bottles a quick flip (turn upside down) to ensure that the yeast that are lying at the bottom are re-suspended. In a week (or two) take one beer, put it in the fridge to cool and test the beer. I believe your beer should be good and ready then.
Nov
19
comment Stuck fermentation - how long to leave it for?
@mc0e, most beers have finished fermentation when they are being transported. We are talking about a still fermenting beer in this case. During fermentation fusel alcohols can be created. The amount depends on temperature of the beer. See this article for information: howtobrew.com/section1/chapter8-1-3.html