Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bottling Day

Its bottling day for my American Mild which was inspired by Pride & Joy from Three Floyds Brewing. I say "inspired by" and not a "clone of" since I couldn't find an actual clone recipe after scouring the Internet. Instead, I formulated my recipe after reviewing recipes created by other homebrewers who had attempted to clone this great session beer. I don't have any Pride & Joy to taste test against (I'll accept any that someone may want to mail me), but as long as turns out to be a mild, easy-drinking session beer, I'll be happy. However, before the drinking can begin, there's a lot of work to be done. The beer needs to be transferred and primed and 48 bottles need to be washed, sterilized, filled and capped. But, once that's done, there's nothing left to do but relax, not worry, have a homebrew and wait for it to be ready to drink.

It always looks like so much more when its in the glass carboy then after when its been put into 48 bottles.

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