Originally Posted by jaycount
So how did you bottle without your bottling bucket?
I just didn't transfer over into another bucket. I poured the priming solution into the carboy via funnel, then using the auto siphon stirred the beer. (albeit, not well enough apparently!)
I've done this before with good results. But those times I must have stirred the solution in well enough, and gave it time to mix thoroughly.
Edit: I wouldn't be so afraid of infection so long as you have StarSan on your side! I also would recommend using a bottling bucket. I'm not sure why someone at a LHBS that stocks StarSan would recommend to skip it...