Monday, November 17, 2008

Bottled #13

Narrowly escaping catastrophe, I bottled the special bitter yesterday with 1/3 cup of corn sugar into 50 12oz bottles. The taste is good, but it should be even better with a few bubbles and a bit of a chill.

The catastrophe that almost was involved my bottling bucket toppling over as I was about to start siphoning the beer out of the secondary. Luckily, I was able to stop the beer from starting it's movement, I sealed the fermenter back up, and I re-sanitized everything and dissolved a new batch of sugar for the bottles. The remainder of bottling was without incident.

I look forward to trying this beer in a week, but it will more likely be ready in 2.

The final gravity was 1.016, bringing the abv content to around 5.8%.

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