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Back on the Bottler Again



Here are some pictures from the first bottling day. Our first batches out have been in the 750-850 bottle range, which is about a puncheon plus a bit for kegs, mags or both. Bottle conditioning is a part of the process that is just as important as the brewing and fermenting of the beer. It's in the bottle conditioning that many magical things happen; the beer gets its effervescence and lift, contributing to the textures and aromas of the beer. Beyond those critical points, it protects the beer from oxidation by scavenging oxygen for the fermentation in the priming and conditioning phase. Finally, it is the place where the beer can truly harmonize over time in its final resting place until we are ready to open and explore.