Getting all that beer into bottles

I’ve spent a couple of hours working on beer. That doesn’t mean I’ve been drinking it, I’ve been trying to find a place for all of it. The Outback Ale and the Ginger Beer went into bottles, but I had to scrounge and use every bottle I had in the house. I thought I had a ton of bottles ready, bit seems I have more bottles full than I have empty. Seems I have a secret stash I didn’t know about. I have an extra 80 full bottles that came out of nowhere. Nice problem to have.

The American Hefeweizen is still in the carboy because I don’t have enough bottles. I just couldn’t get all three of them in bottles. Too much.too soon! I have the 12 1-liters, but that isn’t enough to handle the whole thing. I need to put the Hefeweizen in another carboy for the time being. I can’t just leave it sitting around forever.

I did take a moment to sample my work. The Ginger Beer tastes about the same as the other batch, which is both good and bad. It means the other batch wasn’t tainted, but it does mean there is barely any ginger flavor (at least to my palette). The Outback Ale tastes pretty damn good. Both of these should be good once they’ve matured a little. I had a full glass of the Ale left over and heaven forbid I waste it. It’s flat, but so what?!

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