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Postby stardust » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:34 pm

A handy tip I found in the book Making Wild Wines and Meads
by Vargas and Gulling
"Keep a supply of glass marbles on hand and add them to the air locked fermentation vessels
to keep the containers as full as possible, thus avoiding too much contact with air.
This works great for partially filled air locked jugs. If u use this trick, make sure the marbles have
been sterilized. "
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Re: use your marbles

Postby beertron » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:23 am

good idea
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Re: use your marbles

Postby Monster Mash » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:41 pm

I lost my marbles a long time ago....

I keep my mead in kegs for aging and flush the head space with Co2.
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Re: use your marbles

Postby jeeper » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:21 pm

My marbles were sterilized about 10 years ago
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Re: use your marbles

Postby tookalisten » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:37 am

jeeper wrote:My marbles were sterilized about 10 years ago


Same here.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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Kegged: Brown Ale, Porter, Sweet Stout, IPA, Amber, Citra Pale Ale, Blonde Ale
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Re: use your marbles

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:41 am

jeeper wrote:My marbles were sterilized about 10 years ago


Mine were about 5 years ago. :D
Bottled: Nothing
Keg #1: Nothing
Keg #2: IPA
Keg #3: Hallertau 2-Row SMASH
Keg #4: Hallertau 2-Row SMASH
Fermenting: Nothing
Next On Deck: IPA
Brewed in 2017: 30 gallons
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Re: use your marbles

Postby r2d2 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:23 am

Marbles also work great to save a unfinished bottle of wine over night.
Drop them in and have the liquid into the neck where there's only a small area in contact with air.
You can spray little nitrogen into the neck to preserve even longer.
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Re: use your marbles

Postby usmcruz » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:27 am

I can only do it in the buckets. My marbles always get stuck in the carboy neck, because I always get too ambitious and stick in more than one marble at a time:P
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Re: use your marbles

Postby jeeper » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:46 pm

usmcruz wrote:I can only do it in the buckets. My marbles always get stuck in the carboy neck, because I always get too ambitious and stick in more than one marble at a time:P


:lol: :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g23GiivXC78
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Re: use your marbles

Postby Monster Mash » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:14 am

usmcruz wrote:I can only do it in the buckets. My marbles always get stuck in the carboy neck, because I always get too ambitious and stick in more than one marble at a time:P


You aren't supposed to tea bag a mead....
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Re: Re: use your marbles

Postby usmcruz » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:15 pm

Monster Mash wrote:
You aren't supposed to tea bag a mead....



Unless its a sack mead! :P
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Re: use your marbles

Postby iluv2brew » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:30 pm

marbles! that's a good idea. thanks for sharing.
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