How to Bottle Beer

By Brian Lemay 2 comments

Hi I’m Tricia an organic gardener. I grow
organically. For a healthy and safe food supply, for
a clean and sustainable environment, for an enjoyable and rewarding
experience. Welcome to home beer brewing part 2 it’s
time to do the racking, that’s when you take the beer from the
primary fermenter into the secondary fermenter. You know
it’s time to rack when you’re airlock stopper has a bubble
less than every 90 seconds. Let the racking begin. Make sure the auto
siphon doesn’t touch the bottom of the container. Use a clip or a friend. Start the siphon and fill your cleaned and
sterilized secondary fermenter. After your secondary fermenter is filled up take a sample to get
another specific gravity reading. Take a hydrometer reading and record it
we will use this later to calculate the alcohol by volume of the finished beer. I’ve re-sanitized my
airlock and stopper and I’ll add them to the secondary
fermenter. The time in the secondary fermenter varies by beer type so check your recipe. Ales are usually ready to bottle within
two to three weeks after fermentation is completely finished. There should be few, if any bubbles
coming out of the air lock at this time. Once
again make sure to clean and sanitize all equipment that comes into contact
with your beer. This include your bottles and caps as
well as your siphon and hose. It helps to have a separate bucket
filled with your sanitizing solution. Your caps should be sanitized by putting
them in boiling water for 10 minutes. Now rack the beer into the bottling
bucket. Dissolve three quarters cup corn sugar to
two cups water and then add it to your bottling bucket,
this is what’s going to make the carbonation. Rack the beer into your sanitized bottling
bucket with the corn sugar in it when it’s finished lift it up onto the
counter so it’s higher than your bottles Our
beer is ready for bottling. It’s a good idea to make you have
everything that you need for this process all laid out and ready in front of you.
It’s time to put your bottling wand on the end of the siphon hose. Your gonna want a friend
to help you on bottling day because somebody’s gonna start the
siphon while we fill up the bottles and the hydrometer. Let her go Pete! Push
down and the bottling wand will allow the beer
to flow lift up and it stops this helps make bottling more tidy
Start filling your bottles to within three quarters of an inch from the top place a cap on top and use the capper to
seal the bottle. Store your bottles for two weeks in a cool dark location, after two weeks
the beers gonna be ready to be consumed, so make your own beer and grow organic for



Feb 2, 2014, 12:29 am Reply

Be careful not to spill your beer. That's alcohol abuse!

Russell Franke

Feb 2, 2014, 2:51 pm Reply

Excellent video!  I used your hard cider video to make my hard cider and I am on my second batch of home brew.  Keep up the good work and save me a bottle!

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