The Porter Bottling - some ideas, some thoughts
Good health. That's me drinking the extra beer. From checking the specific gravity. It taste-ah like-ah Porter. As you can see, I gained about 5 pounds. I blame the beer but as my brother Johnny would say, "Don't blame the beer." The alcohol content of this beer turned out to be about 5.8%. Not too shabby.
I know I didn't put the recipe for this Peat-Smoked Porter. While bottling, I came up with a couple of innovations since the last time I bottled. My brother John, showed me how to brew, since then I've brought the paranoia of a chocolatier who used to be a software engineer and the innovation of a hacker to the bottling. No big deal. Well, OK. I've always had the paranoia of a chef. LOL
The first amazing Idea I had was to just put the bottles in the bucket. Put the bottle' in the bucket, Eliza, Eliza. Well, Duh. When I was doing that I found that they just filled up.
This wasn't an idea but I over caramelized the priming sugar.
And that's me as the bottling tank.
I wound up with a half bottle that I capped anyway. I'll let Kim drink it tomorrow because it will be sweet.