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Old 01-05-2014   #31
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Do you force carbonate your cornies or prime them? Don't they get all shook up and foamy on the rio?

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Old 01-05-2014   #32
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Do you force carbonate your cornies or prime them? Don't they get all shook up and foamy on the rio?
Done both but prefer force CO2 for expediency. Indeed, they get foamy. The remedy is patience or a guy could control pressure from your vent valve. If you vent CO2 off to control your draw you may need to add CO2 back into the head space to either keep from going flat or push beer through your tap. I bought a CO2 cartridge keg charger and I carry a few extra cartridges. This is plenty for a day on the rio just to keep beer moving through the tap. All you really need is very little pressure. Overnights or multi-days may require a small CO2 tank. This may or may not defeat the purpose depending on one's preference. Salud!

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Old 01-11-2014   #33
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Yeah, I would certainly start with the wine brewing to get a taste of the mechanics of brewing. I made some some amazing fruit wines and they were big on the cheap. If you have a fruit tree in the backyard youre pretty much set. Hit the local shop for champagne yeast, 5 gal buckets and youre good to go!
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Originally Posted by cwiredir View Post
Style points aside, there is no good justification for trying to do it all yourself the first few times. Unless you spend an inordinate amount of time researching beforehand, you will likely end up with a batch of undrinkable swill.

If you get hooked, it is a dark downward spiral of large, hard to store equipment.
Thanks for the caution, but glad I wasnt easily swayed, My first batch was ready last friday, and it was pretty darn tasty(triple hop IPA), I look forward to my next batch in the next week or so, I also spent some time last week building some shelves out of recycled oak pallets to organize the equipment in my basement.
Cheers to home brewing!
Thanks again for all the input, If anyone make a good batch and would like to share - please do. I can use the perspective.


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