So next weekend we will brew our first all grain kit, dead ringer ipa. And looking at the calendar it looks like the Belgian Tripel will also be ready to bottle. I was wondering if I kept the bottling bucket covered and am bottling into 12 oz brown bottles, do you think it is ok to do outside on my deck? I can also put the sun umbrella up to block any direct sun. Then the plan would be to quickly rinse off the outside of the capped bottles and put in the case carton and put back in the house away from any light.
We have been waiting for this batch for almost 3 months now so I don’t want to mess it up at this stage, but it could be much more relaxed if I could bottle outside and rinse the residue away with the hose when done.