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Old 11-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #631
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You could always "borrow" a pvc pipe cutter from the local hardware store.
Buy the cutter and pipe. Walk out to the car. Cut and fit pipe to bucket. Walk into store and return the cutter. Easy peasy.

Just a thought.
That is just a bad idea. A hacksaw works just fine.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #632
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Im a visual learner. I figure others may be as well. So here is my 90 degree pvc dip tube set up. Cost $0.43 at Ace.

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This is absolutely brilliant. I went to Ace yesterday after reading this and bought the elbow and cut it down with a hacksaw and a belt sander (for the fine adjustment) to be just above the bottom of the bucket. It worked great. There wasn't enough beer left to coat the bottom of the bucket.
Thanks Bronco for the tip.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #633
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Handsaw- Happy to help. If my pics helped I'm glad. Its only a drop in the bucket compared to all the great tips Ive acquired from this forum.

I have received so much help from the "average Joe" on this forum. Not only does my beer taste better, but the process of producing the beer has become more enjoyable. I think this thread is a great example of taking the "work" out of the hobby. I was an unorganized mess before I absorbed this thread. Now I actually kinda look forward to bottling...kinda

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:16 PM   #634
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That is just a bad idea. A hacksaw works just fine.
While I don't disagree on either of your points, I think we just have to consider bias from a guy with the username "Handsaw."
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:24 PM   #635
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How did you connect the bottling wand to the bottling spigot? I have all my equipment from Midwest supplies and the two don't connect. I think your process makes a lot of sense, any ideas on how I can connect the two? Do I need to get a different bottling wand?

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #636
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How did you connect the bottling wand to the bottling spigot? I have all my equipment from Midwest supplies and the two don't connect. I think your process makes a lot of sense, any ideas on how I can connect the two? Do I need to get a different bottling wand?
A piece of vinyl tubing about 2" long. Obviously this only works if your spigot and wand are the same diameter.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #637
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A piece of vinyl tubing about 2" long. Obviously this only works if your spigot and wand are the same diameter.
Yup they are the same diameter. I am going to try that as well as the PVC Pipe Elbow trick above.
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Basically since I had the hose from the bottling setup that came with my fist kit, I just cut a two inch piece of the tubing.

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I bought some tubing and tried the process. It worked amazingly well. I am all ready for my first bottling day in a few weeks. Just need to cut down the bow I bought a home depot today so it fits in the bucket since it is a little longer than there is space in the bucket.

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:22 AM   #640
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Im a visual learner. I figure others may be as well. So here is my 90 degree pvc dip tube set up. Cost $0.43 at Ace.

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bottom of bucket inside
from the pictures it looks like you just use the elbow inside the bucket and nothing else correct? Any issues with leakage this way since you are not using the nut?
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