The kit I received included 8 16-oz plastic bottles with lids, and I debated whether to use those, or the bottles I've been collecting over the last few weeks. (I went to my cousin's in Spokane for the weekend - and found out he's a microbrew drinker. Score! Thank goodness my mom had driven over...I just don't see how I could have carried three cases of empty beer bottles back home in my carry-on luggage!!)
I decided to go ahead and use the plastic ones when I read that it's easier to judge when carbonation is complete. The plastic bottle becomes rock hard. For my first batch, I want to be sure I'm doing it right. If they were in glass bottles and not ready for the next step, I could ruin the entire batch.
|Sanitizing the bottles|
|This is the sediment left at the bottom of the keg|
Next step in two weeks!