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Old 05-02-2009, 05:50 AM   #1
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Last week I wanted to brew a stout but wasn't quite finished fermenting the pale ale I had in my primary. So I racked the pale ale into my bottling bucket to use that as a secondary so I could free up the primary for the stout. Now I'm ready to bottle the pale ale (already in the bottling bucket). Just wondering if anyone has any tips for mixing in the priming sugar thoroughly without removing the entire lid off the bottling bucket and risking contamination. Yeah yeah, I know, I risked contamination when I racked into the bottling bucket in the first place. But I had to free up fermenting space! Before when I'd bottle beer, I'd add my sugar first to the bottle bucket, then siphon the beer into the bucket. Thanks for the help,

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Well, if you add your priming sugar to it now, you'll have to stir it up. So, not only will you have to take the lid off (which isn't really a problem) but you'll stir up everything that settled out during your secondary (which is the real issue). If you have a free container, you can carefully, VERY carefully rack it to that container. Then after cleaning and sanitizing your bottling bucket again you can rack it back onto your priming sugar and bottle.

Next time you need to free up a fermenter and all you have is your bottling bucket, you oughta pick up a new fermenter.



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Next time you need to free up a fermenter and all you have is your bottling bucket, you oughta pick up a new fermenter.
Yeah, I was aware that was the best option
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This is one of the times I'd prb consider carb drops so you don't have to incorporate a priming solution and bottle right outta your bucket.



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