Now we did something really cool this weekend, we helped bottle a home-brew beer. Austin is one of my oldest and dearest friends. He now resides in Greensboro with his lovely wife Katherine and has taken quite a shine to home-brewing. We have been lucky enough to have a few tastes of his yeasty concoctions before but never to actually take part in the process. He had recently started a batch of Milk and Honey stout, made with honey he brought back from Africa. A truly one of a kind chance.
We of course started by cracking open a few bottles from the fridge.
Then began the not so glamorous sanitation process, amazing how I was able to avoid getting my hands wet.
Here she comes!!! Five gallons of yummy fresh homebrew
Austin set up the syphon and began to move the beer to a bucket with a tap for filling.
Watching the beer fill the bucket was mesmerizing
Now we check for alcohol content
As the bottles are filled some need to be capped
Austin demonstrating proper filling technique
Josh is a natural
Not a drop was wasted!!!!