The modern bottle cap was invented by William Painter in 1892. In addition to inventing the bottle cap, bottle opener, counterfeit money detector, and inspiring King C. Gillette to invent the disposable razor, Mr. Painter also invented the focus of our article today, the bottle capper. Bottles were originally designed with a rounded bottom so […]
A Primer On Priming Sugar + Bottle Conditioning
Unless you’ve got a good idea that you want to be a brewer for life, your first couple batches of homebrew will be carbonated using priming sugar and “bottle conditioned”. Even if you are an expert with a badass kegging system, there are still styles that lend themselves to bottle conditioning, including high gravity beers that need to be aged, or Belgian beers brewed in the traditional style (some of which prefer having some yeast sediment in the bottle and ask you to swirl before serving).