Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I hope to at least bottle the Belgo-American Pale Ale (that’s my standard APA with the Duvel yeast strain) this week, with an eye toward also bottling the ‘a little less than ordinary bitter’. I was cleaning bottles yesterday in preparation for bottling and discovered I was going to be short. That’s when I came across a case and a half of Corona bottles. Into the oxy-clean solution they went. Like most people, I’m not a big fan of clear or green bottles, but they’ll do in a pinch. Thankfully my fermentation room stays dark and cool and I keep black trash bags over the bottles and carboys to ensure that any stray light does no harm. So if you see a dork pouring an amber colored beer from a Corona bottle, stop by and say “hello”.