Sunday, 12 September 2010
Operation Green Hop - bottling
Whilst casking Green Hop Ale on Friday we diverted 400 litres to cellar tank, for the weekend, ready for bottling on Monday morning. A secondary fermentation in the bottle will add a decent, smooth carbonation over the following fortnight and with luck (well, not luck, skill) the bottles will be ready to drink just in time for the Broadstairs Food Festival. There ought to be 65 cases and, since most have been sold already, I'll be hiding a few for my own pleasure.
I'll have a few casks on the stillage in the brewery so pop up from Friday onwards and collect a gallon or two, whilst it's lovely and fresh.