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Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:05:00 -0800

You Say Boxing Day...

You say Boxing Day, I say bottling day! I was overdue on my IPA, it has nine days on dry-hops, but what with xmas and all, this was the first chance I had...

The beer is looking fine, and pretty clear:

I'm out of 22-ounce bottles, so I'm doubling up on 12-ouncers, which means a lot of bottles to sanitize...

For back-carbonation, I use (organic) dry malt extract as the priming sugar. It's a pain to dissolve, and messy to use, but it is closest to the sugars to which the yeasts are accustomed.

To sanitize the bottle caps, one cannot use boiling water, so I use cheap vodka! Thank goodness for Russian potatoes?

#IPA #ScourgeOfKali #Bottling

kelly jacklin

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0800


Smells deliciously hoppy, and tastes great!

kelly jacklin

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:46:00 -0800


And nice and pale golden, just like it should be.

kelly jacklin