12oz bottle

If you've made it to this page, that means that you've already completed the brewing, as well as the storage stages of the process, and you are now ready to bottle the beer.

Following the fermentation of the beer in storage, it comes time to transfer the beer from the carboy back into the bucket that was used during the brewing steps. From here, bottling can commence.

Once the beer is in the bucket, proceed to transfer it into the bottles. For bottling, you can use recycled beer bottles, or bottles that you purchased specifically for brewing. While bottling, the number of bottles you wind up with all depend on how carefully you trnsfer the beer from bucket to bottle. However, with minimal loss of beer during transfer, the batch should yield about 50 12-ounce bottles.

Before capping the bottles, you should add four or five dextrose pills, also known as carb pellets or carb tabs, to each bottle. The addition of the tabs are to ensure that each bottle properly carbonizes before it is ready to be consumed.

After capping the bottles, return them to storage area that you used for the carboy, and allow them to sit between one and three weeks. The longer you leave them in storage, the more the flavors can develop.

After the one to three weeks have passed, refrigerate them for a couple of hours. After refrigeration, the beer is finally ready for consumption. Enjoy it from the bottle, or pour yourself a glass and enjoy it.