The 5 Easy Steps to a Home-Brewed Beer
Now we have come to the last stage which is the packaging stage. Get your beer bottled and capped.
Where do the bubbles come in?
You might wonder when the bubbles, or carbonation as we call it, get in the beer. Most of the beer drinkers in the world like their beer to be carbonated. Except a few people, no one likes his or her beer to be flat. When you brew your own beer some carbonation will have happened but it won't be much. When you do your brewing at home then there are a few methods to get more carbonation in your brew,
This method is not for everyone and is called forced carbonation. When you use this method you would be forcing carbon dioxide, just before capping them, into the bottles. This is not only difficult but also could be hazardous and therefore is not a method we would recommend.
A much easier way of getting more carbonation in your brew is to just let it ferment a bit longer. When the yeast starts to ferment in the beer and creating alcohol in the process has a byproduct and that product is called carob dioxide. So the longer the beer is allowed to ferment the more carbonation you will get.
You could also add some unfermented wort to each bottle of beer just before they are capped. This way the fermentation process continues in the bottle and thus adding more carbon dioxide to the beer. But be very careful with this method, if you add to much wort the bottle could explode because too much pressure builds up inside the bottle.About the Author Article Source: Content for Reprint