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Homebrew Bottles

Bottling beer is an important skill all home brewers should master. Although it is one of the most labour-demanding tasks in the brewing process, there is nothing more rewarding than drinking perfectly brewed beer from the bottle.

When bottling beer, the most important step is to make sure that the fermentation is complete by checking the specific gravity. A fully fermented beer should have a uniform specific gravity reading for at least two or three days apart. If the readings are not the same, this indicates that fermentation is still on-going and that bottling of the beer may lead to the overproduction of carbon which can cause beer bottles to explode.(more info below)
When the specific gravity is uniform for several days, bottling can commence. If you are brewing five gallons per batch, you need an average of 30 pieces of 22-ounce bottles or 52 pieces of 12-ounce bottles. Make sure that the bottles are clean and sanitized. When cleaning the bottles, do not use bleach, instead use a non-rinsing sanitizer instead.

Bottling your own homebrew beer is something all home brewers should learn, if only to understand how the carbonation and pasteurization process works. For your packaging needs, we at Ontario Beer Kegs have a selection of beer bottles. Our beer bottles can accommodate different volumes of beer and we also carry bottles made from different materials such as stainless steel and food grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Our stainless steel 64 oz growlers are great for fill-up at your local craft brewers.