I racked my batch of Bennie’s Midnight Lark today. The siphon worked perfectly and gave me a little flashback to high school chemistry class. I liked it.
The beer is a really nice rich color. Pretty clear too, but a few floaties are sitting right on the top. They look small and piecey like fragments of grain husks or something. The sludge at the bottom of bucket #1 went right into the compost. Smelled hoppy, and not nearly as offensive as it looked.
I’m glad it’s in a glass carboy now so I can obsessively look at it. Although it’s pretty much still now, no bubbles.
Next step is priming/bottling, woohoo! From what I’ve read, regular granulated sugar is fine to use. But I may call the folks at the homebrew store just to be sure.