12 Brown Bottles...

12 Brown Bottles...

Bottling Day

After a patient 11 days we held our breath and opened up our tub for a first look at our beer. With a strong beery waft and just a few remnants of yeast floating on the surface we were pleasantly surprised that all seemed well with the brew. We tossed our hop filled teabag for our dry-hop phase and carefully sealed the tub for few more days.

With a full 14 days elapsed it was time to bottle our beer. We gently poured in our dextrose solution and even more carefully stirred into our beer so as not to disturb the sediment layer. We then cleaned our bottles and our bottling wand (no magic, just science) and prepared to unleash our brew. Filling each bottle slowly we managed to draw very little sediment in, except for a final bottle which was a rather murky affair.

Now, assuming we have no explosions, we’ll be popping our first bottle in just two weeks time!

Pleasley Pit Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

Pleasley Pit Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

Sutton Scarsdale Hall

Sutton Scarsdale Hall