Time to get the beer bottled! First, it is siphoned out of the carboy into a huge bucket, and the last ingredients are added - sugar to create the carbonation after it is bottled.
The carboy with all of the left-over sludge.
Bottles are washed and sterilized, and drain on a very cool borrowed bottle tree thingy.
Also borrowed a very cool sterilizing thingy!
Then, the bottles are filled, one at a time with the siphon hose.
Finally got to the bottom of the bucket!
Last step is capping - another borrowed item, a very cool bottle capper!
And, out of the five gallon batch, 48 12-oz bottles! Many thanks to Tarey and Rhonda for lending their equipment, and especially to Cathi for all of the help! Definitely not a one-person operation. Now it's the waiting game - and hope for some tasty brew!
Awe enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.
Happy Trails, Buzz
Our favorite black dog - we loved him well.
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"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." Terry Tempest Williams