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Old 01-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #501
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So the clear pvc tubing worked well?

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Old 01-30-2012, 03:44 PM   #502
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you have a toilet i your kitchen?
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:46 PM   #503
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Unfortunately, no. I have the same cabinets in the kitchen and the bathroom.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:28 AM   #504
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So the clear pvc tubing worked well?
If you were referring to my clear tubing, it worked awesome. The #3 stopper fit perfectly in the spout and it picked up all the way to the bottom.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:21 AM   #505
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I have trialed all the methods here....racking cane bent, 3/4 PVC piece, even just vinyl tubing and it doesn't work. Any ideas?

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:35 PM   #506
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I have trialed all the methods here....racking cane bent, 3/4 PVC piece, even just vinyl tubing and it doesn't work. Any ideas?
Bottom drain bucket!?

You could hang a bucket by the handle, boil a few gallons of water and pour it in. That should give enough weight and heat to distort the bucket. Then you can drill a hole in the center and add the spout. All your looking for is the center of the bucket to be lower just like the drain in a shower.

Just an idea.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:50 PM   #507
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I have trialed all the methods here....racking cane bent, 3/4 PVC piece, even just vinyl tubing and it doesn't work. Any ideas?
DakotaRules had a good idea there. Can you give a better idea of the results you're getting? Is it just not draining all the way, or not flowing well at any volume? How high up do you have your bucket compared to your bottling wand? The laws of physics dictate that all of those methods should work as long as your receptacle is lower than the bottom of the bucket.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #508
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My spigot is approx. 1" from bottom of the bucket. Even with my attempts using dip tubes and having the bottle filling wand, which is long, it has a slower drain and it stops with about and inch of fluid in the bucket. I have an acutally bottling bucket with pre-drilled hole.

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Old 02-03-2012, 02:04 AM   #509
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I stumbled across this recently and it's worked great for me. I didn't have as much luck with it set just touching. However, when bent into a C shape with a slightly diagonal cut (not intentional but worked out fabulously). This required a slight tilt to the bucket but left about half a cup tops.

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Old 02-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #510
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So much info to digest in one thread - my spigot on my lone bottling bucket broke recently, so this gives me the incentive to make a dip-tube mod (something I can't believe I haven't done yet, given all that I've brewed in the past three years).

Also, the info on priming sugar is exceptionally helpful. In a few weekends, I'm going to bottle an all-organic wild honey cider with some dark brown sugar...the first time I'll be using non-corn sugar to prime. Freakin' stoked!

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