KT Imperial Blonde Ale Bottling and Capping

This past weekend we took the Imperial Blonde Ale that has been fermenting and transferred it from the carboy back to a 7.5 gallon fermenter. We added a little bit of the malt extract to aid in the carbonation process once these are bottled. This brings us to the next steps – bottling and capping.

We used an auto-siphon to extract the beer from the fermenter into a siphon hose and through a bottle filler to pour it into bottles. Once each of these was full, we hand-bottled them using a capper. The yield came out to be a little over two cases.

Now that these are done, they will sit and ferment another few weeks before being ready for consumption. And at that point, time for another brewing. Enjoy the pics…

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About Jason M

Texas Style - Having grown up down south, I've grown an appreciation for the "bigger is better" mantra. Bigger and bolder flavor is something I crave in my beers. Some people are hop-heads, all they drink are IPA's and other hoppy beers. Others are big on wheat beers. Some like it dark. Me? I'm an all-the-above kind of guy. I've had a love for all varieties since I was young and that has not changed. Good beer is good beer.

I'm constantly seeking out the latest and greatest new variety, because despite having an old-time favorite beer, drinking the same old flavors over and over gets old. That being said, I've got to try something new, explore my boundaries. After all, variety is the spice of life, no?

Favorite Beers - Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine

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  1. I think you’ll want to add a twitter icon to your blog. I just bookmarked this blog, but I had to complete this manually. Just my advice.

    • Thank you for the advice. We had an icon in the header but because of this post we have removed it and made it more prominent under the header. Thank you!

  2. What up J Dog. So I’ve had the pleasant opportunity to read through all 6 profiles, blogs and 101’s. I have to say, y’all have intrigued me to step outside my daily norm more often. As well, too study the art of brewing.

    So how did you Imperial Blonde Ale turn out?

    • Kess,

      The Imperial Blonde is still getting a tan. We’ve allowed it to mellow and age over several weeks this time around. Second stage fermentation should be done soon. Results will be posted when we brew another batch…

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