We did taste some beer directly from the bottling bucket, and although it was flat (since the priming sugar hadn't caused carbonation yet), it tasted like beer! It was decent tasting beer at that, and we jumped for joy that we had successfully made beer in our kitchen! Amazing!
The plastic club soda bottle on the right will help us gauge when the carbonation pressure is sufficient. It's possible for beer bottles to burst when carbonation becomes too much for the glass to handle, so we want to avoid that. When it's ready, we are supposed to refrigerate it, which will be interesting since we only have one fridge. We'll certainly have to make room by sharing with friends and family!
Thanks for reading! Tomorrow we are making our second batch of homebrew, a red ale. Photos and story coming soon...
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