The Bottle(s)

Now the real fun is about to start. Going from here

secondary fermentation carboy

to there

The bottling

only takes a siphon, clean bottles, caps and a bottle capper. Cleaning and sanitizing is as usual the most time consuming task.

In the first pic you can see the vinyl mesh bag that contains the ‘secret sauce’ (more about that later). It is clearly an amber or darker ale, which was the intent. A decent level of carbonation takes at least another week: the yeast, which was starving or near starving at this point, is now having a ball with the fresh meal (corn sugar), while us humans have an excruciating week or two left during which we can only wait!

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