I brewed the extract version of the BT kit about 3 weeks ago. It has been racked to the secondary, fermentation seems to be progressing as expected.
While bottling day is months away, I have a couple questions; any advice on the type of yeast to add to the bottling bucket along w/ the priming sugar and how much for a 5 gallon batch? The NB directions make no mention of adding a yeast “booster” when going to bottle. Thought it seems like many folks
Secondly I am curious about getting the beer in the bottle. Is it absolutely necessary to bottle to 750ml “Belgian” style bottles.
I just bought a bench capper (which i broke straight away, but thats another story) and am not terribly interested in buying a corker, of which it seems like the floor corker would be the way to go, as i typically have to do these tasks solo. Is it possible to bottle with normal bottles? Or will the pressure generated be too much, and I should bite the floor corker bullet and bottle to the heavier bottles?
Is it possible to use “ez-cap” bottles instead?
any advice for this novice brewer will be greatly appreciated.