I suggest washing all your
bottles first before you siphon the beer from the carboy to the bottling
bucket. Bottle washing takes the most amount of time and you don't want
your beer sitting out in the air for very long.
Prior to adding the beer to
the bottling bucket, bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup of corn sugar to a
boil. The sugar is used to carbonate the beer. Once cooled add the
sugar-water to the bottling bucket.
After the beer has been
siphoned into the bottling bucket, cover it and begin filling bottles. To
keep the floor clean it is best to fill the bottles over a bucket or
towel. Hand off the full bottle to your partner who will cap each bottle.
(capping: step 1, step
2, step 3).
Clean each bottle and
initial each cap to identify the beer (example, W for wheat beer). Let the
beer sit for 2 weeks in a cool dark place to carbonate.
Finally, when the beer is
ready to drink place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill it and pour
into a clean glass. Now RELAX, DON'T WORRY! HAVE A HOMEBREW!!!