Hi, all. Thought I'd pop in and give an unsolicited update since you've helped me so much already with my beginner questions.
I brewed a Belgian Blonde Ale using the two-step method from BYO magazine a few weeks ago. Went about 2 weeks in the primary. It fermented like crazy for the first week and bubbled almost once a minute the first few days of the next week. I finally racked to secondary a week and a half ago, and if anyone recalls, was debating about how to bottle. I have no bucket (don't want one due to space constraints since my girlfriend is already going to kill me for filling up my 1 bedroom apartment with homebrew stuff
I was debating racking back into the primary or into the brewpot to mix with the priming sugar before bottling as I'm trying not to move the beer around too much.
I finally decided on those Carb Tabs things, and just got them (plus some more hoses and stoppers) from Home Brew Adventures today. While shopping, an order of thier SNPA clone somehow popped into my shopping cart, and that came today, too. Anyway, I'm thinking of just bottling straight from the secondary, which is clearing up nicely, into 22 ounce bottles with the Carb Tabs. Hopefully will go semi-smoothly.
I'm completely tied up on Saturday and Sunday but am hoping to get to bottling the first batch and brewing the second over the next couple days or early next week the latest. Am psyched to try my first batch in many years! It can't carbonate soon enough