Since I'm off on Mondays and Tuesdays these days, I decided to bottle the dark Cerveza. I was planning on also bottling the Dark BitterBock but I ran out of caps.
This time I was in no rush so I primed it correctly and transferred the beer into 41 x 500ml bottles and 1x 750ml bottle (Whychwood Goliath bottle I believe). Interestingly the other Whychwood bottles do not cap with my capper so I corked them instead. Having corked one of the wheat beer bottles last time I know it works. In fact I opened that corked wheat beer yesterday and it was lovely. Oh I tasted it while I took a sample and so far it tastes nice. Good malty and hoppy balance.
FG was 1.012 and since I think it started on 1.040 that gives it a nice ABV of 3.6%
For the sample, I actually used a syringe used for refilling ink cartridges. I made sure it was very clean and sanatised before use obviously.
I just placed an order with the homebrew company in Laois for some caps. I also got a single Corny keg but not the fittings as I will get them all in time. I'm getting a little at a time. I got my wife a 30 bottle medium-sweet Solomon Grundy wine kit as the first 6 bottle kit turned out fantastic.
All going well I can bottle the Dark BitterBock tomorrow. Then again I could simple put it in the corny and then get the fittings in a few weeks... hmm decisions. With luck I will get my large order from the UK tomorrow will all my extract ingredients.
One other thing I did recently was get this large wardrobe from B&Q. I did have all my brewing supplies on the spare bed and it was a mess so I spent 8 hours or so putting this monstrosity together and could not be happier. There is room for everything in it. I can even hang my tubing on the rails. It will be more full when I get my ingredients order. It was only €210 in B&Q if I remember correctly.