Bottling & Kegging

If you're reading this, that means you're through the brewing phase, probably at least. As you can see, it's not very complicated. You'll get the hang of it as time goes by. Don't worry.

No matter how you brew beer, the question you'll inevitably have to answer is this: Bottling or Kegging?

Both have its pros and cons. I've been bottling and kegging for a number of years now. At home I'm kegging and at our clubhouse, where we don't have the same tools and budget, I'm bottling. We're going to give you everything you need to know about both of them but you're going to have to make up your own mind. Keep reading!

Bottling
  • Cheap

  • Portability

  • Great as a gift

Cons
  • Takes time

  • Sanitation may be tiring

  • Waiting time after bottling

  • Limited carbonation control

  • Residue at the bottom of the bottle

Pros
  Bottling
Kegging
Cons
  • Much more costly

  • More complicated

  • Much easier vs bottling

  • Time efficient

  • Having tap beer at home

  • 100% Carbonation control

  • With force carbonation, drinkable in a matter of days

Pros
Kegging