Bottling Tools & Accessories
Bottling beer is a tiring but necessary task if you want to enjoy drinking the finished product. While kegging your beer is another option, most beer drinkers find drinking beer from a bottle more satisfying. What makes bottling beer a tedious job is that it involves a lot of processes.
First, you need to inspect the beer bottles before you fill them with your homebrew. Then you must make sure that the bottles do not come with chips and cracks as well as debris that can affect the quality of beer. When washing beer bottles, it is crucial to soak them overnight in a water-ammonia solution to remove any debris. This is especially true if you are using recycled bottles.
To create high-quality beer at home, it is important that you siphon your beer off from the fermenter into a temporary carboy where you can mix your priming sugar. This is to prevent the liquid from mixing with the trub, which is a combination of yeast and hop debris. When adding the priming sugar, make sure that you calculate the priming sugar needed so that you can get the right carbonation level of the final product.
When filling the bottles with beer, make sure to fill the bottles to the brim. Giving the correct amount of headspace allows proper carbonation and buildup of pressure. It is also important to invest in a good bottle capper so that you can securely keep the beer in an airtight environment. A good bottle capper will allow you to give the bottle an airtight seal to allow the carbonation to continue.
There are bottling tools and accessories that you can invest in for your home brewing setup. Here at Canuck Homebrew Supply, we have key pieces of bottling tools for you and we are continually adding more. Our choices vary from bottle drainer trees, siphon clamps and bottling bucket. These tools will definitely make your bottling less stressful.