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How to Bottle your Homebrew (8 Tips)


    Let’s go over how to bottle your homebrew.

    How to Bottle your Homebrew

    Here are some steps for you to bottle your homebrew:

    Sanitize your entire equipment

    Sanitize everything that the beer touches, including the fermenter or stockpot, as well as the cap of the bottles. Then, after the bottles have been cleaned and cleaned, you can flip upside down and place them in a dishwasher or place them on the shelves in the dishwasher for them to be drained.

    Create the priming sugar

    Bring 1/4 cup of water to a boil, then add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Next, pour the sugar solution into the bucket that has been cleaned or stockpot, and let it cool until it reaches room temperature (this will only take a few minutes).

    Combine the beer and the sugar used for priming

    Siphon the beer from the container into the stockpot or bucket along with the priming sugar. Be careful not to stir up the sediment on the bottom for as long as possible. 

    Get a reading from a hydrometer

    As you’re siphoning, siphon a small amount of beer into a clean measuring cup, and then get a reading on the hydrometer. This will be the final gravity. Take this reading along with the initial gravity to determine the amount of alcohol content of your beer. Then, refill the kettle with the beer or even consume it!


    Make preparations bottles for bottling this beer that has been primed onto the counter. Then, place the clean bottles on the chairs below. To ensure the bottles are stable, put them onto a baking tray.

    Make the bottle filler and start siphoning

    Place an auto-siphon into the bucket filled with beer. Insert the tube’s unopened end into the bottle you are using. The auto-siphon will be pumped to begin siphoning. Once the beer starts flowing, you can use the hose clamp to close the tube. The bottle filler should be inserted into the opening of the tube. Then, place the bottle filler inside the bottle so the tip is pressed against the bottom. Release the clamp on the hose. The beer flow will be restored; pump the siphon, if necessary, to aid in the flow.

    The bottles should be filled

    Fill until the beer is at the cap in the bottle. Lift the bottle’s filler to stop the beer flow and then move the filler onto the next empty bottle. This will create enough headroom inside the bottle. The tip of the filler bottle to the top of the bottle begins the beer’s flow.

    Bottles should be capped

    Move the bottles to the counter. Put a clean cap on the cap of the bottle that you are using. Place the bottle’s cap over the cap and press it down onto one of the “butterfly” sides of the bottle. This will force the cap’s crown towards the top of the bottle and create an airtight seal. It isn’t necessary to apply any force to achieve this. When the cap is secured, the bottle has been capped. Keep capping the bottles.

    Label and keep the bottles in storage

    Label the bottles with the name of the beer and the date on which it was bottle-tested. Place the beer in a sealed container, such as a cardboard box or plastic container, for 2 weeks or up to one year. Cool the bottles before drinking them.

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