Sunday, May 31, 2009

Second fermentation

Saturday we poured the beer from the plastic bucket, above, to the glass carboy so it can ferment some more but more importantly, clarify. This is what it looks like now. Who'd want to drink this?

This was what was left behind in the bucket:
Now it's sitting on the kitchen counter, wrapped in a towel to keep it out of the light.

Tonight we plan on bottling. That should be fun. It will involve siphoning the beer from the carboy, back into the plastic bucket. Then using the spigot of the bucket to fill the 40+ bottles.

No, making beer is not easier or cheaper than buying it, but it's fun to make your own things. Right? Right?


Stacey said...

What fun! Winemaking takes a fair amount of work, but I enjoyed it a lot.

KnitTech said...