Thursday, June 13

beer bottling time

If you remember my previous post a couple weeks ago, Brett and I used a brew kit to brew our own beer. It's now been a couple weeks and the beer has been fermenting in a glass jug. {not going to lie, it smells pretty bad}

Now it's time to take the fermenting liquid and transfer it into bottles in order for it to carbonate for a couple more weeks.

The process is a little trickier than it sounds. First you have to sterilize all the bottles and let them air dry. Next, dissolve 3 tablespoons honey with 1/2 cup water in a sanitized pot. {It will vary from sugar to honey to maple syrup; depends on the beer you are making} Then, take the jug filled with beer and funnel the liquid into the pot. Make sure the sediment at the bottom of the jug does not get sucked up into the pot. Once everything is in the pot, it must be siphoned into each bottle.

Once you have transferred all the liquid into the bottles, you must put it in a dark place again where it will not be disturbed. The bottles will stay here for a couple more weeks until it has carbonated. Once you are sure it's ready to go, the bottles can be transferred into the refrigerator. Allow it to chill for 24 hours before you drink it.

Don't forget to come back and check in for the final post - drinking time!

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