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Pre-Bottling Day

Alrighty then, so you’ve waited close to 2 long weeks or more and you’re probably pretty thirsty. Don’t worry, it won’t be long now. Use your hydrometer and take a reading of the specific gravity. It should be pretty close to the gravity predicted in your beer kit. Even if it has reached your goal, its probably better that you wait to bottle it for just a little longer. Check it the next day, and if the reading is any lower, your beer is still fermenting and it shouldn’t be bottled yet. Disregarding this rule could cause a lot of broken glass and shrapnel when you overcarbonate the brew. When the hydrometer reading is the same two days in a row, proceed to the next step.

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