Bottles & Caps

Bottling your beer gives it a really professional look. Amber bottles are preferred as they stop the beer from being affected by UV light (a process called skunking, which can make your beer taste and smell unpleasant), however green or clear glass can also be used, so long as you store your beer in the dark.

Crown caps are the traditional way of sealing beer bottles and are easy to apply with either a hand or bench capper. Grolsch-style swing-top bottles are very popular and don't require any tools, although the seals should be inspected regularily and replaced when they start to perish.