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#41 stlinch

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 02:45 PM

Just transfer a batch from the Speidel.  When quick with the valve and it was a breeze to clean.  I know I won't get rid of all my carboys, one was my grandfathers, but will be letting some go. (I think I have 8)


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#42 miccullen

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 05:21 PM

I make cyser occasionally, so can't see getting rid of mine. I let it sit in primary at least a year. Once my next keg of beer kicks I need to keg one that's been sitting for I think three years. Then I can get another batch going this fall.

They are great for bulk aging wine mead cider etc.


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 06:20 AM

I've used better bottles for I think 9-12 months of cider fermentation and aging before finishing aging in a keg. This was with a transfer from one better bottle to another somewhere in the middle. I'm not sure if glass would have been better but it worked okay for me.

For not regular use I could see using glass for this kind of thing though. I'd just be super careful.

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 07:35 AM

Yeah, I'm sure the better bottle is great. If one of my carboys broke I would replace with that.
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#45 Mando

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 07:43 AM

looking at my notes I started fermenting on 10/22/11, racked on 2/17/12, kegged on 7/1/12.  So almost 9 months of better bottle time I guess.

 

my most recent cider went from start to keg in about 6 months.  I'm not sure how I decide when to rack and keg :P


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 08:03 AM

I've always done 4-6 months in primary for ciders. Cysers I just let sit in primary until I get thirsty or tired of looking at it.
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Posted 24 August 2020 - 02:39 PM

I’ve got some better bottles too. I’ve been trying to sell my glass for a while, seems like no one wants them

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 07:30 AM

I’ve got some better bottles too. I’ve been trying to sell my glass for a while, seems like no one wants them


I sold some of my glass a while back. I asked the guy what he was brewing and turns out he wasn't a brewer at all. He was going to use them to make sealed terrariums. I still have some 6 and 6.5 gallon carboys left and one of these days I might try and do the same with them.

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 11:55 AM

Wow I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that! I think that’s what I’ll do with mine.

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 11:08 AM

I sold some of my glass a while back. I asked the guy what he was brewing and turns out he wasn't a brewer at all. He was going to use them to make sealed terrariums. I still have some 6 and 6.5 gallon carboys left and one of these days I might try and do the same with them.

 

do you ever need to clean a terrarium out and then put the stuff back in?


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Posted 28 August 2020 - 09:43 AM

From my reading on it, no. You just seal it up and that’s that.

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 11:42 AM

My second Speidel arrived today. Gonna brew something this weekend, not sure exactly what, though.
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Posted 05 September 2020 - 01:40 PM

Both of the Speidels are rocking along right now. Brewed a tripel yesterday and a Kveik DIPA today. The Kveik took off within 2 hours of pitching yeast.
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Posted 05 September 2020 - 03:49 PM

Nice.  I have a Scottish Ale in mine now that I plan on kegging this week.


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Posted 05 September 2020 - 04:17 PM

I should do a Scottish ale for the fall/winter.
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