Right now it sits in a 6 gallon betterbottle.
- Normally I would bottle this after 4 weeks in primary. Since this is going to age, bulk aging would be a better idea for a bit? How long?
- Bulk age on the yeast or transfer to secondary? When?
- Would it make sense to drop campden tablets in this at some point to kill off any wild yeasts or bacteria? I could then add in new yeast at bottling time. What is the best way to get the new yeast (assume dry) mixed into the beer solution if this is a viable idea?
- Scrub bottles with bottle brush and place into rubbermaid bin full of oxiclean solution.
- Soak bottles overnight
*Inspect each bottle as I transfer into a rubbermaid bin full of iodophor solution.
- Soak bottle tree components in iodophor along with bottles while getting everything set to bottle.
- Soak bottling bucket, spigot, and bottle wand while getting everything set to bottle.
- Set up bottle bucket, running the iodophor solution through the spigot and wand as well as my autosiphon.
- Using autosiphon, transfer beer onto priming sugar solution after boiling it for 15 minutes in 1 pint of water. Cover with clean towel and set up for bottling.
- Remove bottles from iodophor, drain on the bottle rack, when tree is full begin bottling.
- Use oxygen absorbing caps. (Would I soak this in my vinator like normal caps while I bottle?)
- Wax caps. (is cheese wax used?)
- Age 3 weeks upstairs in house ~60-70 F normally.
- Move to basement. Winter temps ~40-60F summer temps ~60-70F
- Sample 3 months into the bottle, June 2011, June 2012, June 2013, June 2014, enjoy starting June 2015. (if an infection becomes evident at early tasting, start drinking the stuff.)