…to finish fermenting, and realized that I don’t have enough beer caps to bottle this batch. At least I realized it in time. If only I can remember to stop by the store and get some more before I begin bottling on a Sunday, or night when the store is closed. If I don’t remember I can use the flip top bottles that I have… have a couple cases of them. I refrain from using them too often because I usually don’t want to drink a whole liter at a time, and am reluctant to give away the flip tops because I sometimes don’t get the bottles back.
I was cleaning up bottles the other day and realized that I’m getting low on bottles, just for that reason. I’ve given beer to people that I rarely see and who rarely return the empties. (Those who do return them want to make sure that they are on the list to get more.) Some of the guys in the club have thingys that screw onto 2 liter bottles that allows them to re-pressurize the bottle after pouring a few, keeping the beer fresh. But then one must have a bottle of CO^2 to do that… which I don’t have. Was offered one once, a 20 lb. bottle, but not suspecting that I’d ever need it, I turned down the offer. File that one under “D’oh!”