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Saturday, January 23, 2010

First bottle capped

Boiling the caps for five minutes sanitizes them and will help keep the beer fresh.

And as the next picture shows, things don't always go smooth. While typing the last entry, the valve on my bottle filler stuck part way open and the bottle overflowed, creating a big mess. I lost about 16 oz :( of precious beer. Stupid me!

Anyway, back to filling using gravitational technology and a spring loaded push valve. Push the filler on the bottom of the bottle until full, then remove.

Place a sanitized cap on top of the bottle and then clamp the capper on top, pulling on the cantilever arms.

And viola! A sealed bottle of brew. Now comes the hard part...

...waiting for the carbonation to build. It will probably be about 3 weeks before it is finished, but I have a small bottle to test in 2 weeks.

Thanks for following along overthe last month, it has been a joy for me to do.

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1 comment:

  1. An excellent adventure!!!!

    ...Now make another batch! :D