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Old 04-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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A bottling wand is worth it, even if you pay for shipping and its 15 total, it's worth it. I bottled like 3 batches without it. I was using my old mr beer fermentor to bottle and just tilting the bottle to reduce oxygen and turn on and off the spigot. WHAT A PAIN! It was messy, I lost beer. My bottles were not uniformly full so not carbonated equally. Bottling wand is amazing. Turns bottling from a chore into a relaxing task in homebrew.

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #12
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It will be fine. Just pour the beer down the side of the bottle. Plenty of batches have been bottled this way and it's fine.

For future reference, where you messed up was in asking The Internet. When you ask The Internet "will this work" what you are really asking is "how well does this mesh with current Internet Expert orthodoxy"?. The answer to your actual question "will this be ok" is "yes, it will work great". The answer to your question when addressed to The Internet is "OMGWTF use a bottling wand or every molecule in your body will explode at the speed of light in total protonic reversal".

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #13
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No no I appreciate everyone's input. If a bottling wand is really worth it I will get it as soon as I can. This just seems like a decent and reasonable stop-gap measure... a lot easier than using an autosyphon with a hose clamp and having my gay pastry chef friend shouting "pump harder! no... stop! ok PUMP!"

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No,atom smashing won't occur. But the risk of oxidation from not using the proper equipment is a risk.

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Once you use a bottling wand for bottling, you will always use a bottling wand.

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Technically, with a 12oz bottle, could I use a racking cane sans-black bottom cap in a pinch?

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Put the racking cane in the beer & the tube connected to it in the bottom of the bottle. Problem is stopping the flow to transfer to the next bottle without a mess.

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Because of my stupidity I have found that oxidation while a real risk is vastly overrated at least in the short term storage.

I was filling a small keg a gallon and a half I believe it was and when I went to put the bung in the bung hole I pushed hard enough the whole thing plopped in the beer. I poured the whole thing back into a bucket fished the bung plugger thing out and put the beer back into it. I had so much foam going on because of aeration that foam was flowing out the bung hole.

3 or 4 months later after it had carbed it was fine. Not even a hint of cardboard just sweet somewhat undercarbed beer

I cannot see a gallon of beer lasting that long so go ahead and pour it into the bottle very carefully.

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Seriously I appreciate all the input.

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