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Old 08-05-2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default What else do you use your bottleing bucket for??

I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner but, on my last batch after my wort had cooled I put a large hop/grain bag in the bucket and poured my wort it. Pulled it out and it strained out my hops and sediment!! Then I just opened up the spigot and drained it into my carboy by way of funnel! Great oxygenating and less trube!! Anyone else have uses for their bottling bucket other than bottling??

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Old 08-05-2009, 04:50 AM   #2
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I use mine for mixing up star-san on brew day. I let my stuff that needs to be sanitized soak in it for a while as the brewing process goes on...

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Old 08-05-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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Decided I wanted to try a primary in one, as some guys do it in a spigoted bucket, finding the drain easier to use than an autosiphon. It worked fine, just got an extra lid.

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I have used mine as a fermenter in the past also, but I generally try to avoid it. I have had the spigots leak occasionally, and you definitely don't want to deal with that during a fermentation. If you do decide to use it as a fermenter, check the spigot seals thoroughly before you do it...

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I do the same thing as the OP but I also use it to check volume before pouring into my carboy.

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Old 08-05-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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Mine sits on a shelf and gathers dust. Sometimes I put my 5G better bottle in it for storage. I might bottle 1 batch out of 10 - 15.

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I store all my misc equipment in mine (auto siphon, caper, brushes, etc) until I have to bottle something.

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My bottling bucket does a lot of double duty, I mix my sanitizer in it, I use it as a mash tun, when I'm chilling a batch, it gets ice and water put in it to run through my chiller, I ferment in it. I'd have to say that my bottling bucket gets used more than any thing else in my brewery right now. Hell its even been used as a serving vessel for mead. Didn't feel like kegging my cyser so I just put it in the bottling bucket and put the whole thing in the fridge and used the drain as a tap lol

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I use mine for mixing up star-san on brew day. I let my stuff that needs to be sanitized soak in it for a while as the brewing process goes on...
I also fill mine full of sanitizer on brew days.
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I too use mine as a sanitation bucket, fill the bucket measure idophor - fill carboy from bucket and then from carboy back into bucket with misc tools and hoses getting sanitized while I boil. Works real nice having the spigot, and otherwise I would not use it at all.

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