Last night we finally got around to bottling the beer we have had settling in the garage for a month, a Red and a Lager. Sara taught me that one rule of beer making, is that you have to drink beer while you make beer. So we finished up the last of the Mocha Porter while we bottled. We had a beautiful array of beer , Porter, Red and Lager.
The whole bottling process takes about 1.25 to 1.5 hours Sara Time (= ~3 hours Jen time, because she doesn't include prep or clean up). My job is to clean the bottles and put them on the bottle drying rack, and boil the sugar that wil carbonate the beer, while Sara sterilizes everything.
Once everything is clean, transfered, added to the brew, I put the beer into the bottles with the fancy bottling wand and Sara caps them.
So we are stocked up and ready to go for whatever fun activity requiring beer is next up on our dance cards.
Photos of the (near) play by play are posted here.