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Racking, Packing, and Carbonating: Packaging Your Beer at Home

From our Illustrated Guide to Homebrewing, here’s what you need to know about packaging—the key step that transports beer from the fermentor to your face.

Dave Carpenter May 19, 2023 - 20 min read

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A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
— Jonathan Swift

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Packaging, the seventh essential step in brewing beer, is the key step that transports beer from your fermentor to your face. Without it, we’d all have to grab long straws, gather ’round the beer, and dig in. But thanks to bottles and kegs, you can serve your homebrew just like the pros.

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