|All of these beer bottles in the dishwasher remind me of the Cathedral of Junk!|
|Enjoying an earlier incarnation of Jamesbeer.|
A good pump on the siphon, and we're off! The sugar water was already in the bottom of the bucket.
You siphon rather than pour the beer to 1) keep air out of it and 2) keep the yeast at the bottom of the carboy.
|Ready for service!|
Then the non-self-closing bottles have to be capped.
|He's working so hard!|
|Mmm! Yes! I do love me some beer. (This is a lie. I do love my husband and enjoy making things in the kitchen.)|
|Measuring the specific gravity of a sample, to check the alcohol content of the brew.|
Now we just have to wait three weeks or so while the stuff carbonates. James said the flavor has mellowed a lot since a week ago, when it was pretty hoppy. He said now it's getting closer to a light summer beer. We'll see in a few weeks!