I let the Cooper's lager ferment for more than a month before it finally petered out. A skilled lager brewer would set it aside at a very cool temperature to finish, but I was running out of beer. It's just a kit, after all.
I had a few other brewing tasks to accomplish that day, so I mixed up a batch of sanitizer and dove in.
First, I had to try the previous batch of cranberry/apple cider, just finished conditioning in the bottle.
I had another batch of cider ready to go into the bottles, which I had laboriously cleaned and sanitized. The cider went in to my 750mL bottles, and I always reserve beer for 500mL, 1L, and 2L bottles.
|Bottled Cider and Primed Beer|
My usual beer bottling rig was assembled in our tiny kitchen. The tube stretched from the fermenting bucket to the bottling station below. I set all the empty bottles to my right and moved all the full bottles to the counter on my left. The setup isn't perfect, but it gets the job done.
|Beer Bottling Setup|
Until then, cheers!