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No gray area here… I think bottling via the traditional methods is one of the most irritating, time consuming, patience-testing processes in the entire brewing world. Not only that, but if you just want to give your friend/brother/cousin/cat a small sample of your beer, you’re obligated to open a whole bottle. Cross your fingers, pop the cap, and pray the bottle isn’t a gusher. NO.THANKS!!
So, why would I advocate bottling at all? Maybe you want to enter a competition which requires bottles, or you would like to take a home brew six-pack for your next tailgate. You could also bottle some of your famous imperial stout to do a vertical tasting with future years’ versions. Bottles can even make unique gifts. Bottling does have its merits, but if all of your beer is in kegs, how can you get it into bottles without causing oxidation, losing the proper carbonation level, or using an expensive beer gun? I’m glad you asked! Follow along… Continue reading