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Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:17 pm
by CTbeerguy
Quick question for everyone- I’m stockpiling brown 500ml bottles in preparation for my first home brew when it’s ready to bottle. In your experience, about how many should I have to fully bottle the beer when it’s fully fermented?

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:25 pm
by TheBeerNut
25 / 0.5 = about 50.

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:28 pm
by CTbeerguy
Wasn’t sure if it was exactly that many depending on how much wort is evaporated

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:29 pm
by CTbeerguy
Great post today about the US macros, loved it

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:33 pm
by TheBeerNut
CTbeerguy wrote:Wasn’t sure if it was exactly that many depending on how much wort is evaporated
You won't lose much and it's good to have a few spares to hand anyway.

And cheers!

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 pm
by CTbeerguy
Thanks John!

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 am
by Will_D
Remember to bottle at least 1 in a 500ml Lucozade bottle. That way you can track your conditioning.

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:47 am
by CTbeerguy
Sorry, can you explain that further

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm
by nigel_c
You can squeeze a plastic bottle to check how carbonation is coming along. Not so easy with a glass bottle.

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:26 pm
by johnrm
nigel_c wrote:Not so easy with a glass bottle.


Heh, you can try!

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:59 pm
by CTbeerguy
nigel_c wrote:You can squeeze a plastic bottle to check how carbonation is coming along. Not so easy with a glass bottle.


Ok, thanks for the tip

Re: Bottles for 25ltr brew

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:25 pm
by nigel_c
Wills tip. Not mine. I just keg all my beers. Much easier. :lol: