Bottling
AW #3C -- Bottled

AW #3C — Bottled

AW #3C was a first for us. We’d read that brown sugar gives a “cidery” taste to alcohol, so, we figured that we’d increase the sugar content of a cider, a 1 gallon batch, exclusively with brown sugar. AC #3C and AW #3 were taken out and taste tested at the exact same time and...
Apfelwein #1 (1/5): Bottled -- Raspberry Liqueur Primer

Apfelwein #1 (1/5): Bottled — Raspberry Liqueur Primer

Our very first cider, according to Ed Wort’s Apfelwein recipe, took awhile. And when we (Bryce, Leo and myself) found ourselves lacking an airlock (the bobber on the one we were supposed to use was missing) it was decided to steal one from one of the four Carlo Rossi carboys downstairs. Besides, we figured, the...
Stout #1

Stout #1

After having succesefly brewed our first beer, a “basic dark” and both wanting to move on to a greater challenge and something with a more complex flavor, we decided to brew a stout. And brew a stout we did! “If we’re bottling when the sun’s setting, meaning its beaming directly at the beer, isn’t that...
Organizing bottles

Organizing bottles

As I continue to seek work and search for things to do, I come to realize that a well-organized bottling system would be a nice addition to our brewing set-up.   With that end in mind, I organized all of the bottles based on type. But, allow me to back up a few steps. The...