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For questions on obtaining, preparing, sanitizing, or using bottles for packaging homebrew.

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How to remove Corona bottle printing?

I'm planning to use recycled Corona bottles to pack some juice I'm producing, but to put my own logo on these bottles, I want to remove the original printed brand. In my city, and even in my whole ...
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Flavoring Cider at bottling

The general caution I read when I started this batch of cider was to not do flavoring during fermentation as to avoid off taste weirdness. So my cider is now fermented and I'd like to keep it dry but ...
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White film at top of bottle

After 7 days in bottle I find out a white film at the top of the beer. This film isn't in every bottle, just in 1/3 of batch. I openned one and it's tasted good. I need to know if it's an infection ...
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I put my bottles to ferment for carbonation in a cold place - is the yeast dead?

I have brewed a Brewferm Christmas beer. I have been brewing on and off for 20+ years but I don't try complicated things. My first mistake was not reading that this particular beer requires no extra ...
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Moving bottles with sediment

I have some 'sugar carbonated' cider with sediment in the bottom of each bottle. I would like to transport the cider via car to another location (for a party). Is it likely that moving the cider will ...
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Bleed pressure from swing-top bottle?

I use 1 litre swing-top bottles to make kombucha. Yes, I know it's not really homebrew in some people's eyes, but I figured someone here could help. Depending on what ingredients I use, sometimes I ...
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Lager got warmed when doing secondary fermentation

I'm brewing lager for the first time. Primary fermentation is completed in 2 weeks without anything negative under 8-10 Celcius. But after putting it to the secondary fermenter it seems my fridge has ...
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Bottle labeler suggestions

my dad and uncle are homebrewers and they desperately need a labeler. They've talked about getting one before but have more important things to get first in order to perfect their beer. So for ...
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Testing specific gravity before bottling

I brewed a batch of beer about 3 weeks ago, and I was told to test the gravity prior to bottling to make sure it is ready. My question is, will I do any harm by opening the fermentation bucket in ...
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Steam sanitation of a stainless steel fermenter and bottles

Premise As a chemical engineering student, I tried my best to avoid any chemical at all (When they say trust me, you should never do so). As such, I resorted to steam to sanitize my fermenter and ...
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How to salvage bottled beer that failed to carbonate

I brewed my first batch of kit beer that required a kind of "secondary fermentation". That is after it was done fermenting I transferred it to another carboy and added the bourbon barrel wood chips. ...
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How long can bottles be considered sanitized?

At the moment I'm sanitizing bottles by submerging them in sanitizing solutions (and letting them fill of course), and then running them through the dishwasher with no detergent/etc. The dishwasher ...
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Bottle conditioning mistake

So after two weeks of primary and secondary fermentation, I racked my beer and put it in the fridge by mistake. It has been in there for about 5 days. It's my first brew. I took them out and put them ...
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5 Gallon Metal Can

I'm looking for a 5 gallon metal can (aluminum, galvanized, etc) to store drinking water. Old milk cans will be just fine. Is there a store which sells these kind of things? I live in Irvine.
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Can I re-use swing top bottles?

noob here :) well my first ever batch is going fine, and next weekend i will bottle my first beer, i have a question thou, i can get this type of bottles for cheap (no need to by capper, and caps). ...
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Sediment in my bottles

How do I condition my lager so it minimal sedimentary deposits I am new to this and have tried only sugar
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My Bottles are Breaking :(

I have around 4 boxes of 24oz's and 4 boxes of 12oz's. I started brewing roughly 8 months ago and have purchased these bottles over the 8 months. When I open the bottles to pour a brew, I've had ...
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After cleaning a bottle, what's an acceptable amount of leftover StarSan bubbles?

I've been slowly improving my bottling, thank goodness. I make a pot of warm / hot StarSan, and fill each bottle with the mixture, then after a while, turn each bottle upside down in the StarSan pot. ...
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no carbonation and a few bottle-bombs

I bottled about a month and a half ago. Every bottle I tried has had no carbonation. But I just opened up a bottle and it was over carbonated, and it almost exploded out of the bottle. I had this ...
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How long after bottling will the effects of oxygenation become apparent?

I think it is well understood in the brewing community that oxygen absorbing caps exist and are readily available. I don't keep any on-hand since my brews tend to be consumed rather quickly and are ...
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Inconsistent flavor between my bottles

I bottled my second batch of beer, a nut brown ale recipe from northern brewer. I added coffee to the secondary, and my first bottle I had after 2 weeks bottle conditioning tasted like a nice coffee ...
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Suitable small bottle for liquid

I need to find a leak proof glass bottle for some liquid, which I would later put into the refrigerator. And because I tend to put it horizontally, I would prefer to use a leak proof bottle which is ...
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Kill yeast in keg

I've got a batch of cider that I've kegged. I did so at about 1.011 (OG was 1.052 IIRC). While the yeast activity will decline as the keg chills, I'd like to stop it completely so that I can bottle ...
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How can I tell there is mold in my bottles?

I just got my kit and am about to brew for the first time. I was warned to not use bottles that have sat out uncleaned because there can be mold in them. How can I tell if there is mold in my ...
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How To Send Beer Cross Country?

I live in California and I have some friends in Illinois who I would like to swap beers with. What is the best (cheap/safe) way to send a small amount of bottled beer (maybe 1-6 12oz bottles) to ...
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Once a beer is carbonated in the bottle, are there any benefits to aging it?

First time brewer. I have my beer in the bottle (for about 8 days now). Things are good -- yeast is precipitating out. The instructions that came with the kit suggested to put 1 bottle's worth of ...
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Didn't reach target FG, pitched more yeast, gravity same after a week. Should I just bottle already?

My batch didn't reach the target FG and I'm trying to decide whether to just bottle or to pitch more yeast (would be 3rd pitch). I have a very similar situation to the one described here: Brewed an ...
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Types of bottles I can use for beer

Can I use my old water bottles to bottle my beer? Like Dasani or Aquafina type water bottles.
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Do some beers really require special bottles due to pressure?

I recently fell in love with Green Flash's Double stout. I noticed their bottles feel significantly heavier than all my other bottles, and in looking online found this press release. I know many of ...
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Bottles didn't carbonate, anything I can do?

Brewed an Oatmeal Stout and it has been in bottles for about 4 weeks now and still the bottles haven't carbonated. Tried the first bottle after 2 weeks and it was very flat. Now I just opened one ...
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Reusable Beer Label

So my Dad is an avid brewer, and has always re-used old beer bottles that we drank our way through to bottle his home-brew in. However, for Christmas I made a label on photoshop with our families ...
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cold conditioning saison then bottle conditioning

I brewed a high gravity (1080) saison and am planning on cold conditioning it in secondary at 32 degrees x 2 weeks, then bottle conditioning it. I am wonder will the cold conditioning make all my ...