Beer bottling was a bit of and adventure. I’m lucky to have a dishwasher, so cleaning the bottles was fairly simple – especially the sterilizing part. I can just pull a bottle up and go crazy. The only hardship I endured was my auto siphon not going deeply enough into the carboy – it got caught in the neck.
What next occurred was a hilarious attempt to siphon using the racking cane. I hadn’t counted on using it, so of course I had to sanitize it. The next difficulty was finding a decent way to fill the siphoning tube – it took a while, but I finally got a good siphon going. I’m a bit worried about oxygen levels in the bottled beer, but oh well.
The beer is bottled and working its magic in the basement. I’ll keep you posted.