Monday, July 21, 2008

Bottling the brew!

Now that our brew, unofficially named the "Phantom Dirty Hairy Lite Ale" has percolated in our bucket long enough, it is time to bottle it!

First, the bottle caps are boiled to sterilize them.

Next, the priming sugar (to create carbonation) is added to water and heated until clear.

The fermenting bucket is opened (looks bad, but smells great according to Malted Hops Jedi Master).

The beer is siphoned off into the "bottling bucket".

Another gravity test is performed (to determine alcohol %), and the initial readout of about 6% looks to be spot on!

The filling tube goes from the filling bucket to the bottles.

After filled, the bottles are capped.

The end result?
  • 18 x 12 oz. bottles
  • 19 x 22 oz. bottles
They will be ready to drink in about 3 weeks. Can't wait to try one!!!

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