The Hartlepool Right Mild has been bottled and party pigged. Hurray!
But for me this is the worst part of the home brewing experience. I can't know for sure if the result will be worth all the expense and effort; and I won't know for three more weeks.
I always have concerns about carbonation and there are numerous issues with this batch that could lead down the path of disaster:
So, I could either end up with bottle bombs from the excess sugar that never fermented before I firmly sealed it up it in small glass containers,
Or a keg of beer that only dispenses glasses full of foam,
Or, if there isn't enough viable yeast left, flat beer!
The good news is, I am enjoying my first taste of Sierra Nevada's fall seasonal brown ale, Tumbler. It is really, really good.