I spent a relaxing time this evening performing one of my favourite pass times, which you probably guessed is bottling beer.
This is the batch I put down on the 2nd of October. It stopped fermenting after a full two weeks, and I let it settle until today so that I get a really clear beer in the bottle.
So out with 50 stubbies (330ml bottles), which I washed and sterilised, put one sugar drop (equivalent to 1 level teaspoon of dextrose) in each of the small bottles and two drops in each long neck. Filled each bottle with the little bottler, and then on went the crown seal and onto the capper to seal.
There you have it. 50 stubbies, and 7 long necks and all recycled bottles. All ready for drinking in about 2 weeks time, with optimum flavour in about a month. I filled one clear bottle so that you can see the colour of the beer.
It is a lovely light brown colour, and should be a delight to drink. Looking forward to sharing a few with my Dad when he visits in early November.
P.S. For those who want learn the process, have a gander at my homebrewing workshop. There are 3 parts to it if you are really interested.