One of my least favourite steps in making beer is the bottling stage. Or at least it was until I discovered the little bottler. I do prefer to bottle rather than using barrels but it can be a bit of a fiddly and messy job. Firstly your bottles need to be sterilised, then primed with sugar for the secondary fermentation stage. After that, you need to syphon the beer from your fermentation vessel into the bottles.
This is where the messy bit comes in. If you are trying to stop the flow of beer through a syphon tube or tap and then move the full bottle to one side with the other hand, whilst moving the next bottle into place, things can get a little tricky….