Beer Brew Basics: Bottling

bottling beerSo after you beer brew at home, the next essential thing to learn would be how to sanitize the beer bottles. The first step is to soak them in a solution of 1 to 2 ounces of bleach to 5 gallons of water. Fill each bottle with the solution also and soak for at least 45 minutes. Rinse the bottles with hot tap water.

After sanitizing the beer brew bottles, you have to clean the bucket, siphon hose, racking cane, bottle filler and everything else that would come in contact with your brew. Use the same solution previously described. A good sanitizer for caps would be vodka.

Then dissolve ¾ cup of sugar (4 ounces dry weight) in a cup of water then boil for 10 minutes.

bottling beerPlace the fermented on the counter and the bottling bucket on the flour. Pour the sugar solution into the bottling bucket. You siphon the beer from the fermenter into your bottling bucket. Be careful, do not splash or agitate the beer brew. Leave the sediment on the bottom of the fermenter.

Put the bottling bucket on the counter, hook up the racking cane, siphon hose, and bottle filler, then begin filling beer brew in your bottles. Bottling can be messy, so have some paper towels or rags handy. Newspaper or a shallow baking pan can be used to catch spills. Cap each bottle.

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