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Beer Brewing Guide - Step 7: Bottling

Beer Brewing Guide - Step 7: Bottling

Bottling

Bottling beer requires care and precision. After fermentation, the beer is filled into cleaned bottles. Food, sugar or carbonation drops are added to these bottles to enable secondary fermentation and thus CO2 formation in the bottles.

Unpressurised bottling (secondary fermentation in the bottle)
A bottling tube is perfect for unpressurised bottling. The tube enables almost foam- and oxygen-free bottling by filling from the bottom of the bottle. It fits every drain tap of the Braumarkt fermentation buckets and is otherwise easy to attach with hoses to all non-pressurised fermentation and filling containers. 
Before filling the beer, make sure it is clean to avoid possible infections! Disinfect both the drain tap and the filling tube with rubbing alcohol.

Sugar/wort dosage
To ensure that the yeast still has enough nutrients available for CO2 production, we add sugar or wort to the bottles. 
If you use household sugar, you can orientate yourself around 6 to 7 g/L, whereby different beer styles have different standard CO2 contents. 
To use wort, remove part of the wort during the brewing process before adding the yeast and freeze it. When the beer is ready to be bottled, the wort is thawed again, placed in a vessel and the beer to be bottled is added. The amount of wort required can be calculated using online calculators. 
For the easiest and quickest way to carbonate your beer, you can use Carbonation Drops! These are sugar balls that are adapted to the amount of sugar in 0.33 litre bottles and save you the hassle of weighing.

Corking
When corking, make sure to spray the crown caps with rubbing alcohol beforehand to prevent infection of the beer.
Choose the right cork size for your bottles. 26mm⌀ corks fit all 0.33L and 0.5L bottles, while 29mm⌀ corks are suitable for 0.75L bottles.
You can attach a pressure gauge to one of your bottles to check the CO2 pressure build-up! When using swing-top bottles, the pressure can be released if the bottle pressure is too high by moving the lid a little. 

Filling option with CO2 pressure in the bottle
If you want to fill your bottles oxygen-free, you should use a pressurised filling system. This has the decisive advantage that oxidation in the bottles is avoided, as well as the option of bottling from a pressurised container. This means that your beer will ultimately keep for longer.
During pressurised filling, the bottle to be filled is first flushed with CO2 to remove the oxygen and set the same pressure as the beer so that it does not foam up during the filling process. The Tapcooler with its many adapters and application options or a filling system from ENOLMASTER with one or four filling heads are suitable for this.

 

Automatic 

Filling pistol 

Bottle filler beergun 

 
Tapcooler BottleFiller 

 

Cannular Compact Canning Machine 

ENOLMASTER  

bottling device 

Suitable vessel 

bottle 

bottle 

bottle  

(Can with attachments possible) 

can 

bottle 

Electric 

 

X 

X 

 

 

X 

 

 

 

Pressure filling 

X 

X 

 

X 

 

Mounting options 

X 

X 

 

 

 

Price 

12,95€ 

48,95€ 

89,95€ 

679,00€ 

2.795,00€ 



 

Longneck 

Universal 

APO Vichy 

Champenoise 

Longneck 

Colour 

brown 

brown 

brown 

brown 

white 

Capacity 

0,33L 

0,5L 

0,25L 

0,75L 

0,33L 

Bottle Cap Sizes 

26mm 

Clip closure 

26mm 

29mm 

26mm 

Piece per Box 

24 

24 

24 

 
12 

 

24 

Price 

11,95€ 

16,95€ 

10,95€ 

12,95€ 

 

11,95€ 


Braumarkt Beer Brewing Guide


Mangrove Jack's Carbonation drops 200gr
For fast, easy bottling, carbonation drops take the guess work out of priming your beer and completely replaces priming sugar. Usage: Use 1 drop per 350 ml bottle Use 2 drops per 750 ml bottle Use 3 drops per 1.25 L bottle Use 4 drops per 2 L bottle

€4.85*
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Bottle Filler for Tap Medium
Bottle full? This bottel filler stops automatically when you remove the beer bottle. Fits on the drain valve for barrels of 30-60 liter and Braumarkt brew buckets Length: 34 cm Fills the liquid along the bottom so minimal oxidation Does not fit on the valves of Speidel Barrels!

€2.95*
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Mattmill Manometer for crowncap bottles
The new and improved MattMill  Manometer for crowncap bottles is a pressure gauge that allows you to very simply measure the carbon dioxide pressure of your brew in the bottle. Suitable for all bottles with a bottle neck suitable for crown caps according to DIN EN ISO 12821. Due to its sliding mechanism very easy to use. This pressure gauge registers the pressure from 0-4 Bar.

€42.95*
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Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
The Tapcooler counterpressure bottle filler is an easy-to-use filling device for beer bottles. The Tapcooler ensures perfect filling of beer from a beer tap under counter pressure without loss of CO2. The Tapcooler is a compact counter pressure filler that connects to the tap and can also be connected to kegs and pressure tanks with optional adapters. Suitable for Vent-Matic, Perlick 600 series, Ultratap, Nukatap and Intertap. With optional tap connection can also be used for Perlick 500 and Alpha taps. The operation of the Tapcooler is very simple: The bottle is put under CO2 pressure and then filled with beer by slowly releasing the Co2. You can connect the Tapcooler to the corresponding tap or - with the optional adapter - to a beer keg. The counterpressure filler has an adjustable pressure valve that controls the pressure in the bottle and thus the filling speed. CO2 and beer are filled from the bottom of the bottle through the filler pipe. The pipe can be extended to a length of 29 cm. You can use it to fill 0.3 l, 0.5 l or even larger bottles, but with a mouth size of up to 29 mm. Specifications: Mouthpiece adapter Push-Fit on hoses with an inner diameter of 6 - 8 mm Push-Fit direct connection for hoses with an outer diameter of 4.8 mm Length full filling tube: 29 cm Max. bottle opening: 29 mm Material: stainless steel (SS304)

€89.95*
Available
ENOLMATIC vacuum Bottling Device Stainless Steel Head Mignon
ENOLMATIC vacuum Bottling Device Stainless Steel Head Mignon

€499.95*
few Available
ENOLMASTER Bottling device 4 STAINLESS STEEL Heads
Dimensions: 650 x 460 x 450 mm Power: 120 W Weight 25 Kg Power supply 220 V - 50/60 Hz 100/110 V - 50/60 Hz Bottling capacity of bottles: ~ 600 p / h Inner diameter bottle neck: 16 - 28 mm Bottle height: 180 - 350 mm ATTENTION: PLEASE CONTACT CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR CURRENT DELIVERY TIMES: Email: info@braumarkt.com / Tel: +31 (0)854839888Large, fragile, heavy, or items that are too large for normal shipping are delivered by pallet or courier service. We will contact you to discuss shipment and shipping rates.

€2,795.00*
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Beer Bottle Longneck Brown 33 cl 24 Bottles
Type: Longneck Colour: Brown Content: 33 cl. Weight: 216 gr. Mouth: Crown cap 26 mm  Height: 226,5 mm. Packed: Box of 24 Bottles

€11.95*
not Available
Beer bottle Universal brown flip-top 0.5 L box 20 pcs
Type: Bracket bottle Color: Brown Content: 50 cl. Diameter: 69.7 mm. Weight: 450 gr. Mouth: Buckle closure Height: 265 mm.

€16.95*
Available
Beer bottle APO Vichy BROWN 25 CL Box 24 pcs.
Beer bottle APO Vichy BROWN 25 CL Box 24 pcs.

€10.95*
not Available
Beer bottle Champenoise BROWN 75cl KK 29mm box 12 pcs
Beer bottle Champenoise BROWN 75cl KK 26mm box 12 pcs

€12.95*
Available
Beer Bottle Long Neck transparent 33 cl 24 bottles
Type: Longneck Colour: transparent Content: 33 cl. Weight: 216 g. Mouth: Crown cap 26 mm  Height: 226,5 mm.Box of 24 pieces.

€11.95*
Available