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Old 02-21-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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What I have been doing is

1. Primary Ferm.

2. Secondary Ferm.

When its ready to bottle I syphon from the Secondary to a bucket that has a spigot and use that bucket for bottling leaving the crap at the bottom of the Secondary ferm. so I won't have tons of sediment in my bottling bucket.

Is that ok? Bad idea??

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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Looks right to me. I imagine you also add the priming sugar to the bottling bucket to mix it in with the whole batch?

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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yeap, I add the sugar as well, hoping it mixes evenly throughout.

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:41 PM   #4
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That is my procedure too. My kit came with the bottling bucket. I have since added the secondary to the procedure, and it definitely aiding the clarity of my brews.

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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You're doing pretty much what I do:
1) Primary fermentation in bottling bucket.
2) Rack via spigot to glass secondary (carboy) for conditioning.
3) Rack back to bottling bucket via siphon on bottling day.
4) Stir in priming solution and bottle away.

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Old 02-22-2006, 12:27 AM   #6
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Yep, the spigot makes bottling simple. I add my priming sugar to the bucket before I rack so that the swirling from the siphon to the bottom of the bucket mixes everything up good without splashing. No carbonation problems yet.

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Old 02-22-2006, 08:23 PM   #7
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Default No sanitation issues?

Have you guys ever experienced a sanitation issue with leaving the spigot on for 2 weeks? I've always been squeamish about using the bottling bucket as a primary for that reason. Do you cover the opening of the spigot (outside) to prevent nasties from drafting in?

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Old 02-22-2006, 08:34 PM   #8
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yeah they get gross if not on super tight. one time i had a slow leak out of it and mold biult up in it.

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