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  • #31
    Originally posted by Budgie Smuggler View Post
    My mate used this:

    http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/...102694#a102694



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    • #32
      Originally posted by cj121 View Post
      And I'm guessing some sort of bottling kit/equipment (bottles, tops)
      Its certainly helpful if your not barreling the results.

      A crown topper and some tops will allow you to recycle used beer bottles.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by cj121 View Post
        So, for the uninitiated, what would be a basic set of equipment that is required before thinking about brewing. I could see myself possibly dipping into a kit of sorts for example.
        My personal theory is if you are going to do kits you will need a 23 litre fermenting bin with an airlock, a plastic spoon, some sterilising agent, I use DWP, some people have been known to use campden tablets or other powders, a kit and some sugar. Most 40 pint kits use around 1 kilo of sugar. You can use brewers sugar or your normal everyday granulated. Follow the instructions closely and leave it in a warm place like a cupboard for around a week or until it stops foaming (not next to a radiator or fire).
        After the week you will need to transfer it to another vessel of your choice, I use a barrel for convinience, the theory is I clean one barrel that takes around twenty minutes rather than 20-40 bottles which will take a bit longer. Once transferred leave it for at least another two weeks or until it clears, waiting is the hardest part of brewing. I have possibly missed some parts out, But I am at the end of my break now, so I will read it over and get back to you tonight.
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        • #34
          Good explanation Paulie. This is starting to interest me now.

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          • #35
            I think I could be getting back into this very shortly.........

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Wigan View Post
              I think I could be getting back into this very shortly.........
              Same here, I think I'll have to dig out my equipment at the weekend.
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              • #37
                I just noticed that I wrote DWP cleaner, it's VWP cleaner
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Paulie2876 View Post
                  I just noticed that I wrote DWP cleaner, it's VWP cleaner
                  Some of them lot could do with a scrub up though
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                  • #39
                    Another advantage of bottles is that you don't have to drink it all in one go. A disadvantage is that you don't have to drink it all in one go. Another option is plastic bottles, noticed our local Wilko has 24 500ml PET bottles for a tenner. Can't get much cheaper than that. Or use sterilised coke/lemonade bottles, a colleague of mine did that for her wedding.

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                    • #40
                      Yes, I saw the PET bottles. I assume they're OK for brewed ale/beers etc?

                      I've also seen used Grolsh bottles for example going for very reasonable prices. Tbh, given the start up costs, I'll be delaying my foray into this for a wee while, but it is something that I'll have a bash at
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by EdBlackadder View Post
                        Another advantage of bottles is that you don't have to drink it all in one go. A disadvantage is that you don't have to drink it all in one go. Another option is plastic bottles, noticed our local Wilko has 24 500ml PET bottles for a tenner. Can't get much cheaper than that. Or use sterilised coke/lemonade bottles, a colleague of mine did that for her wedding.
                        I have a stock of 500ml glass bottles at the moment, but I am going to change to 1litre pet bottles. My local wilco is 100 miles away, so I am using empty flavoured water bottles at 33p a go from Aldi. Plus I get to drink the water as well. I have used 2 litre pop bottles before but found them too big, mainly because the sediment ends up mixing too much with the beer and unless you have a touch of constipation...you know the rest without going into details.
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                        • #42
                          What is a rough start up cost for kits etc...just out of curiosity

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by cj121 View Post
                            Yes, I saw the PET bottles. I assume they're OK for brewed ale/beers etc?

                            I've also seen used Grolsh bottles for example going for very reasonable prices. Tbh, given the start up costs, I'll be delaying my foray into this for a wee while, but it is something that I'll have a bash at
                            Never used grolsch bottles personally' but pet bottles are fine.
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by pootana View Post
                              What is a rough start up cost for kits etc...just out of curiosity
                              It was a few years ago, but I think I put all my kit together for about ?30-?40. Certainly no need to pay ?70+ for some of the 'essentials' kits you see on some of the sites.
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                              • #45
                                Thanks. ....was wondering the cost . As the kits seem to vary in kit and what you get in them

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