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Newbie brewer. Seasoned Drinker.

Mar
25
answered Riwaka Hops: Where to get 'em
Feb
20
accepted Cold Crash and Finings
Feb
20
comment Cold Crash and Finings
I can now confirm that using the approach described above did in fact provide enough carbonation after a week or two. I'm happy with the results, and I'm going to use this same strategy again for future brews. In fact, next time, I'm going to Larger my beer for 3 or 4 days rather than the 2 days that I did in this instance.
Feb
14
accepted Where can I get printed crown caps?
Feb
14
comment Where can I get printed crown caps?
That's exactly what I was after - thanks for the links! :-)
Feb
10
comment Best Crown Capper
I ended up borrowing a two handled capper, and this worked perfectly - quick, easy and forms a reliable seal. I would recommend any new brewer to not even bother with a hammer on capper - just get a 2 handled capper to start. But, I have since purchased a bench capper - if you have the space and the budget, this is definitely the way to go. It makes the process way faster. The bench capper also has no problem with the bottles tending to tip over, which is the only downside of the two handled capper.
Feb
10
asked Where can I get printed crown caps?
Feb
7
comment Cold Crash and Finings
I now find myself in a quandary. Answers from brewers of vastly more experience than myself giving conflicting advice... So I have gone out on a limb and tried the technique described above risking the fact that it may cause my beer to fail. While I'm waiting for it to carb up (or not, as the case may be) feel free to vote the answers below up or down based on your experience... I'll update this question with my results.
Feb
2
asked Cold Crash and Finings
Sep
30
awarded  Teacher
Sep
28
answered Heinken bottles.
Aug
24
awarded  Student
Aug
24
accepted Should I use finings when brewing a White/Weiss/Wheat beer?
Aug
23
asked Should I use finings when brewing a White/Weiss/Wheat beer?
Aug
23
comment Best Crown Capper
Ah, I was wondering how I was s'posed to do that. Thanks... :-)
Aug
22
awarded  Scholar
Aug
22
accepted Best Crown Capper
Aug
22
comment Best Crown Capper
Thanks for the responses... I'm not hearing anyone say that a hammer on capper is the under-appreciated capping solution. So, it's time for an upgrade - based on my limited budget and storage space, I'm going to go for a two-handled capper. Once day, when I win the lottery and have a dedicated brewing shed I'll invest in a bench capper! Cheers.
Aug
19
asked Best Crown Capper
Aug
18
awarded  Supporter