Serve
Kegging
Bottling

egging
Serving from kegs makes the entire brewing process easier and more fun. There's nothing like having your own draft homebrew on tap. Startup costs are more than bottling but it's well worth it not to mess with the hassle of cleaning and sanitizing bottles.

Procedure
  1. Prepare 1 gallon of sanitizing solution (Bio-San, 1-Step, Star-San, Iodophor) in wallpaper tray.
  2. Soak racking cane with tip, tubing, wine thief, hydrometer jar, and 5-gallon carboy cap in sanitizing solution for 5-10 minutes. Sanitize the two 2.5-gallon kegs or one 5-gallon keg.
  3. Measure final gravity using wine thief and hydrometer.
  4. Put carboy cap on 5-gallon carboy and siphon into keg(s), force carbonate with 12 PSI at 40 for 7 days.
  5. Clean 5-gallon carboy, racking cane, tip, tubing, wine thief, hydrometer, hydrometer jar, and carboy cap with cleaning solution (Oxyclean, PBW).
Pictures
Equipment Quantity Price
ABT Counter Pressure Bottle Filler (gift) 1 $.00
Aluminum CO2 Cylinder 2.5 lb 1 $51.00
Brush Carboy 1 $3.95
CO2 Regulator 3 Output Manifold 1 $16.88
CO2 Tank 5lb 1 $70.00
Carboy 5 Gallon Glass 2 $29.90
Carboy Cap 5 Gallon 1 $2.00
Carboy Handle 5 Gallon 2 $9.90
Cornelius Keg 2.5 Gallon 2 $97.00
Cornelius Keg 5 Gallon Ball Lock 1 $30.00
Cornelius Keg 5-gallon Ball Lock 2 $36.00
Double Faucet Draft Tower Chrome 1 $115.00
Draft Tubing 3/16" ID per ft. 15 $11.85
Firestone Nylon Insert 4 $4.00
Fridge Airator for Draft Tower 1 $25.89
Gas Disconnect Ball Lock Threaded 1/4" 2 $11.90
Gas Line Ball Lock 1 $11.00
Hydrometer 1 $5.00
Hydrometer Test Jar 1 $3.00
Keg Lid Sealing O Ring 2 $9.80
Keg Lube 1 $3.90
Liquid Disconnect Ball Lock Threaded 1/4" 2 $11.90
Make Your Own Label Tap Handle 2 $48.00
New O-rings and Poppets Set 2 $16.00
No-Foam Line Ball Lock 1 $14.00
O-Ring Set Race Track Ball Lock 1 $11.00
Oxyclean Cleaner 3.5lb 1 $7.00
Perlick Stainless Steel Beer Faucet 2 $51.00
Proline Micromatic CO2 Regulator 1 $30.50
Racking Cane w/tip 30" Plastic 1 $1.70
Refurbished CO2 Regulator 1 $37.95
Sanitizer Bio-San 8 oz 1 $1.95
Sanyo SR-4910M Counter-High Refrigerator 1 $184.98
Soda Keg 10 Gallon Ball Lock 1 $90.00
Stainless Steel Drip Tray 5" x 8" 1 $23.12
Threaded 1/4" Nut and Stem for Disconnect 4 $11.80
Tubing 1/4" ID 1/2" OD per ft 4 $4.00
Tubing 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD 1 $4.00
Wallpaper Tray 30" 1 $2.49
Wine Thief 1 $4.95
$917.70
ottling
Sometimes beers that need aging or flavoring added will be bottled instead of kegged. It's tedious and time consuming to clean and sanitize two cases of bottles so this is done rarely.

Procedure
  1. Boil 1 cup of water in Pyrex measuring cup with priming sugar, then cover and cool to 75 in freezer.
  2. Prepare 1 gallon of sanitizing solution (Bio-San, 1-Step, Star-San, Iodophor) in wallpaper tray.
  3. Soak racking cane with tip, tubing, bottle filler, bottle caps, wine thief, hydrometer jar, and 5-gallon carboy cap in sanitizing solution for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Pour sanitizing solution into 5-gallon bottling bucket, agitate for several minutes, and empty into 4-gallon brew pot.
  5. Sanitize 48 bottles (2 cases) in solution with bottlebrush.
  6. Measure final gravity using wine thief and hydrometer.
  7. Add priming sugar solution to 5-gallon bottling bucket.
  8. Put carboy cap on 5-gallon carboy and siphon into 5-gallon bottling bucket.
  9. Fill bottles, cap, and store at 65-70 for 2-4 weeks.
  10. Clean 5-gallon carboy, bottling bucket, racking cane, tip, tubing, bottle filler, wine thief, hydrometer jar, hydrometer, and carboy cap with cleaning solution (Oxyclean, PBW).
Pictures
Equipment Quantity Price
ABT Counter Pressure Bottle Filler (gift) 1 $.00
Bench Capper 1 $24.50
Bottle Filler Fermtech 1 $2.95
Brush Bottle 1 $1.95
Brush Carboy 1 $3.95
Carboy 5 Gallon Glass 2 $29.90
Carboy Cap 5 Gallon 1 $2.00
Carboy Handle 5 Gallon 2 $9.90
Hydrometer 1 $5.00
Hydrometer Test Jar 1 $3.00
Oxyclean Cleaner 3.5lb 1 $7.00
Racking Cane w/tip 30" Plastic 1 $1.70
Sanitizer Bio-San 8 oz 1 $1.95
Siphon Hose Shutoff Clamp 1 $.30
Tubing 3/8" ID x 1/2" OD 1 $4.00
Wallpaper Tray 30" 1 $2.49
Wine Thief 1 $4.95
$85.64