After fermenting the CAL for 3 weeks, I finally bottled it today. It felt good to get a chance to clean the LBK from the foam over that took place 3 weeks ago. I pretty much followed the Mr. Beer bottling directions that came with the kit. The only things extra I did was (1) I used a sanitized spoon to drop the sugar drops into the bottles, and (2) I dipped the bottle caps in sanitized solution before screwing them back on. Now I wait 4 more weeks before I can enjoy the beer, but the process is fun.
Let me start by saying I like the Mr beer crew and in no way shape or form would I try to dismerch their name,customer service here is awesome, with that being said, B.B. has a kits that makes a 5gl batch for the same price as a Mr beer kit that makes 2, now I've always shop for a good deal,and quality matters a great deal also, why can't Mr beer seell a 5 gl kit to compete with B.B. price and quality?
While you are in edit mode, I think Step 7 may need a little clarification so as not to confuse first-time PMers like me. There would be no need to remove the pot from heat following the 10 minute Sterling boil, as we go directly into the first Saaz addition at that time. Yes?