Learn Proven Methods To Master Beer Brewing In The Fastest Time Possible Here…
Suppose you didn’t plan ahead and didn’t have bottles to bottle your beer until the night before bottling day. Well if you are like me, you’ll probably be drunk as a sailor on bottling day, and although I don’t condone that type of behavior, it’s ok since bottling is easy as shooting fish in a barrel with an uzi.
If you are drunk, though, you may have a hard time picking up your fermenting bucket and transferring the beer to the bottling bucket.
This is easy if you use a syphon. I use an auto syphon and you literally just push the inner tube into it and beer will start flowing.
You should have your priming solution in your bottling bucket, which is nothing more than dextrose and water (heated in the microwave for about a minute). When the beer starts flowing into the bottling bucket, put the hose against the wall to create a swirling motion which will mix the priming solution with the beer.
As soon as the beer level allows you to, stick the hose in the beer to prevent oxygenation.
Next, pick up your bottling bucket and start filling up your bottles. Use a filler to keep oxygen out of the beer. A filler has a valve at the bottom that allows fluids only when it’s pushed. This means the beer bottles are filled from the bottom up.
The nice thing about a filler is that you can fill it up to the top and it leaves enough room for carbonation when you remove the filler from the bottle.
Last part of this whole process is capping your bottles.
There’s different equipment you can use to do this. I use a basic tool which costs about $15 bucks and although it’s useful, you can end up with a broken bottle and wasted beer if you are not careful.
The bottle could easily slip from underneath the bottle caper unless you have a tool with a pad or someone to hold the bottle for you. With cheap tools, it takes two to tango.
You could go through your 50 bottles in a matter of minutes after a couple rounds of practice. The cap goes underneath and gets held by a magnet and all you have to do is press down on the bottle caper.
Really, you’d have to be dumb as a fencepost to not be able to do this.
With that being said, though, don’t be surprised if you end up chipping a bottle or two. It’s as unavoidable as death and taxes.
Once you cap your bottles, you’ll need to store them in a dark, cool, dry place.
The bottles should be dark, unless you are brewing a corona-like beer and want that skunky smell. There is no need to keep it at a cold temperature like you did during the fermentation process, but you don’t want it sitting in the sun. Room temperature should be fine, unless you live in Arizona and can’t afford your electric bill to keep the A/C running.
Leave the beer sitting for 7-10 days (like wine, the longer the better) and then it’s time to enjoy.
You’ll never drink beer like the one you brew yourself. It tastes better than anyone else’s. After all it feels great to have accomplished something as complex as brewing your own beer.
You know what they say?
One good beer deserves another.
Time to drink beer and start the next batch…
If you are serious about brewing your own great tasting beer then I recommend you check out the beer easy videos which will walk you through the beer brewing process with more advanced techniques and get you going with all grain brewing. Unless you want to remain a rookie, that is…