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Old 07-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Bucket or carboy

So do most of you bottle from a bucket with fill hose attached to spigot or do you siphon from carboy to the bottle? Thanks Mike

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Bucket. It is much easier to get even priming when you mix the priming sugar in the bucket.

Cut a 1 1/2" piece of tubing and attach the bottling wand directly to the spigot. Raise the bottle onto the wand and fill. That is much easier than inserting the wand on a long hose into each bottle.

If you siphon from the carboy that forces you into measuring and priming into each bottle separately. This probably doubles or triples the time it would take to bottle the batch.

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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Your priming wine? Make sure you have champagne bottles then bud. If you are not priming I'd do the carboy, no need for extra air in your wine from an unneeded rack right before bottling.

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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I have a number of fermenters abut I only use my Plastic for beers that will be in them less than 5 weeks though I have gone longer... I do all my fermentation and bottling in the same bucket. I:

1 -Sterilize a Pyrex measuring cup 2 cup.
2 - Boil my water with sugar
3 - Put it in the Pyrex measuring cup
4 - Turn it sideways and slowly immerse the whole thing in my beer.
5 - A very slight stir with a sterilized spoon (not all the way down)
6 - Wait a few minutes and bottle

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:38 PM   #5
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Rack from carboy to bucket, bottle from bucket using auto-siphon and bottling wand.

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Old 07-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #6
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Wand hooked direct to the bottling bucket easiest setup I have found.

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I use a bucket, it helps to avoid getting sediment in the bottles during bottling, and it's easier with a bottling wand attached to the spigot on the bottling bucket. Make gravity work for you.
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I use a bucket, it helps to avoid getting sediment in the bottles during bottling, and it's easier with a bottling wand attached to the spigot on the bottling bucket. Make gravity work for you.
Regards, GF.
I use a bottling bucket as well, even though by the time I bottle there isn't any sediment in the carboy. I have trouble maintaining a siphon and filling bottles at the same time, and just find it easier to use a bottling bucket.
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I'm buying a spigot for a bucket and will use it from now on. I had a heck of a time at last bottling trying to keep a siphon with my bottling wand!

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Bucket. It is much easier to get even priming when you mix the priming sugar in the bucket.

Cut a 1 1/2" piece of tubing and attach the bottling wand directly to the spigot. Raise the bottle onto the wand and fill. That is much easier than inserting the wand on a long hose into each bottle.

If you siphon from the carboy that forces you into measuring and priming into each bottle separately. This probably doubles or triples the time it would take to bottle the batch.
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Your priming wine? Make sure you have champagne bottles then bud. If you are not priming I'd do the carboy, no need for extra air in your wine from an unneeded rack right before bottling.
AH!!!! (a day later) I used the new posts button and responded to the title and didn't see what section the OP posted in. So, I was talking about bottling beer!
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