Posts tagged ‘bottles’
So I went down to Hops and Berries to pick up a compression valve for Mike’s new boil kettle I scored for him, and I also picked up a few gallon jugs for my raspberry mead. I did this because it was in the 2.8 gallon carboy and was only filling that about 1/2 way. So I racked the mead into the (2) gallon jugs and what space was left I decided to fill with water so there was no airspace to create oxidation. One was 1.5 cups added and the other was just a tad.
I also bottled the lemonade. I did it a little bit hap-hazardously though. I added 3/16 cup priming sugar straight in (I was too lazy to boil it). I also added a little of the raspberry mead in there because it sounded good. It didn’t taste all that great either. I even forgot to take a reading on it. Oh well, it has to be about the same, as I saw no bubbles come out since I racked it.
Well, as you can probably tell, this post is pretty poorly written too. Off to bed after I post these updates in their respective posts.
So I was at the Salvation Army thrift store today, and I scored a case of Grolsh swing-top bottles for $8 thanks to my lovely wife seeing them hiding out in the corner! I love using these for bottling, the only problem is they are so nice I can’t bring myself to give them away…I’ve got them in the sink soaking with bleach now. I usually don’t like to use bleach, but I was in need of a strong cleaner/sanitizer, and you can’t beat bleach for the price. They were pretty nasty, but I’ll let them soak overnight and hit them with the bottle washer and they’ll be good as new…
I bottled the RoMo IPA today. You can read about it in the Batch 005 post.