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    i've got a 6.5 and 2 5's. The 5's i only ever use for secondary.
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    that carboy is a five gallon'er. I put in a blow off but I also use FermcapS. It's an anti foaming agent.

    I don't get super crazy about making EXACTLY five gallons or whatever. I just make good beer. Sometimes I end up w/ 4 in the carboy, sometimes more. Depends on how hard I boil....

    Floated two kegs over the weekend so I guess I should brew a few more batches soon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonKranked View Post
    added the cherries to my kriek last night. smells good. a little fermentation kicked back up
    update: "a little" was an understatement. the day after i added them i had to put a blowoff tube on the carboy.
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    also, other brewing endeavors currently on hold, will be moving back to conshohocken.

    the good news is: bigger place, and pre-approved by the fiancee to expand my brewing capacity
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    Interesting. I'm about to add some cherries to a Sour Saison that I brewed about a month ago. What did you use? Fresh cherries? Frozen?

    I have about 4lbs of frozen cherries. Trying to determine how much to add to a 5g batch.
    Did you add any Lacto or Bertanimycens as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by -BB- View Post
    Interesting. I'm about to add some cherries to a Sour Saison that I brewed about a month ago. What did you use? Fresh cherries? Frozen?

    I have about 4lbs of frozen cherries. Trying to determine how much to add to a 5g batch.
    Did you add any Lacto or Bertanimycens as well?
    pureed. and I didn't add anything else. granted this was a kit brew (5 gal)
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    bottled my first brew last night. bottling is a pain in the ass. however, my sample of beer that i took the final gravity reading from tasted pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNHrider View Post
    bottled my first brew last night. bottling is a pain in the ass. however, my sample of beer that i took the final gravity reading from tasted pretty damn good.
    Do you have a bottling bucket and wand? I bottled two, five gallon batches a month for MANY months. The best piece of equipment I owned during that time was a bottle tree.

    If you have a helper, it makes bottling go faster/easier too. One person fills, one person caps.

    Or, just buy a kegging setup....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnj View Post
    Do you have a bottling bucket and wand? I bottled two, five gallon batches a month for MANY months. The best piece of equipment I owned during that time was a bottle tree.

    If you have a helper, it makes bottling go faster/easier too. One person fills, one person caps.

    Or, just buy a kegging setup....
    i second this. i have my finacee help. she fills, i cap.

    x3 on the tree. huge help.

    she also fully supports me switching to kegging. i will soon now that i have space in the new apt.
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    hmm i just used the spigot on the bottom of my bottling bucket instead of the bottling wand. next go around I'll use the wand if that makes it go quicker.

    the lady friend actually helped cap while i filled.

    some day ill move to a kegging setup

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    The wand also helps prevent adding oxygen to your beer. Oxygen is bad for it.....

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    guess i should have read the directions better... i at least filled down the sides of the bottles. guess i'll have to brew another batch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -BB- View Post
    I have about 4lbs of frozen cherries. Trying to determine how much to add to a 5g batch.
    Did you add any Lacto or Bertanimycens as well?
    We added cherries to a wheat beer that sat in oak for over 2 years with lacto, pedio, and brett. I think we used about a pound per gallon and the cherry flavor and aroma was fantastic. Oh, and the beer turned pink. Just remember to keep separate gear for your funky brews. That crap's hard to kill.
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    Well everything pre ferment barrel should be clean and safe yeah?
    or did you add the bugs before you put the brew into the barrel?
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