So, my wife's family knew that I've become increasingly interested in beer and potentially brewing my own recently, so for Christmas, they got me a kit and all the utensils to start homebrewing (for a beginner). On New Year's Day, I cooked my first batch. After 2 or 3 days, I took out the tubing and replaced with the airlock as seen above. I'm set to begin bottling, but I figured I'd ask you guys some questions.
Wednesday is 2 weeks since I made this batch, but I didn't put the airlock in place until Friday or Saturday of that week. Should I plan on bottling Wednesday, or should I wait until the weekend?
Also, as you can see, I have a pretty decent sized yeast cake at the bottom. Someone told me to put this in the fridge to solidify the yeast cake and make bottling easier. Should I do this? When?
I know these are some beginner questions, but this is my first try. I know lots of you are homebrewers - what do you have to show off?
I took about 4 days before mine really cleared up using gelatin. Or course, it could have been that I was pulling from the bottom of the keg to where all that stuff was dropping.
Good color and head on that brew!
that is badass!
Yeah, that's pretty awesome. I love the idea of kegging, and not screwing up the priming and blowing up bottles. Or worse, having a bottle look fine, until you crack it open and the entire bottle foams out the top.
that is a wicked set up... nice