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Old 04-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #701
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Just took my new bottling bucket for a test drive with my cider. Got everything except 2 oz. (which I drank during cleanup!). Fabulous idea of using that elbow as a diptube. Bottling day rocks!







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Old 04-18-2013, 01:26 AM   #702
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I have been trying to pick up an elbow but the place I usually shop only has 'em with labels stuck directly on with some awful horrible adhesive that doesn't come off. It leaves me with a choice to take a huge risk of infection, or poison myself with Goo-Gone residue....

Maybe it's time to try another hardware store.



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Old 04-21-2013, 10:22 PM   #703
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This site was great help from the bottlin set up to making the dip tube ...Thanks to all who posted...

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:42 AM   #704
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I would like to say I have been using thevbottling bucket from page one for 3 years and it is good to the last drop.

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:53 AM   #705
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Revvy, I just bottled a batch using a system very similar to yours and am amazed at how much less of a headache it was. Thanks for making bottling less of a chore, dropping that bottling attachment right off the spigot was brilliant! I sanitize bottles in the dishwasher, and set up so I could grab clean bottles and fill them from the same chair...I probably got this batch in bottles in half the time of my normal batch. Thanks again, great post!

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #706
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What an informative thread, I've spent a few hours reading it from the start

I stopped by Home Depot and bought the 3/4" pvc elbow that screws right onto my bucket nozzle, no modifications were required. I then put a small piece of tubing on the bottling wand and set the bucket on the counter, it worked out well.
Since I'm a few days away from doing any beer bottling my 10 year old son and I made a batch of root beer and bottled it up to test the system. Everything went well and I had maybe an ounce or two of root beer left in the pail once we were done. This was a really neat learning experience for him as well, learning about yeast, siphoning, etc. It was a science lesson that wasn't boring!
(Sorry for the dishes in the sink but since Mom wasn't home we didn't bother cleaning up before making our mess...lol)

I will put the bottling bucket up higher when I do my beer since I'm not as short and flexible as my son

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Old 05-04-2013, 04:36 AM   #707
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I just bottled my first brew using this thread as guide. I wanted to thank you all for the knowledge.
I didn't end up getting a dip tube set up but I will definitely do it on the next batch.
I also was thinking about cutting the bottle wand down so won't have to raise the bucket up higher than the counter. Has anyone else done this before or have a reason why I shouldn't do it?

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I just bottled my first brew using this thread as guide. I wanted to thank you all for the knowledge.
I didn't end up getting a dip tube set up but I will definitely do it on the next batch.
I also was thinking about cutting the bottle wand down so won't have to raise the bucket up higher than the counter. Has anyone else done this before or have a reason why I shouldn't do it?
Just make sure you leave enough tube in case you want to fill bombers or wine bottles. May want to check before you cut, might not even be worth the little bit you cut off.
Other than that, I don't see any reason why not.
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What an informative thread, I've spent a few hours reading it from the start

I stopped by Home Depot and bought the 3/4" pvc elbow that screws right onto my bucket nozzle, no modifications were required. I then put a small piece of tubing on the bottling wand and set the bucket on the counter, it worked out well.
Would you mind sharing the part number? The elbow piece I got from Lowe's is too long and hits the bottom of the bucket.

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I'll take a look when I get home. Not sure if the holes might be drilled at different heights depending on the brand of bucket as well. I'll try to measure that as well if I can.

Edit - Might try sanding the bottom of the fitting? I know that mine fit with just a tiny gap between the bottom of the bucket and the elbow. I think that tight fit helps siphon most of the liquid. I honestly thought it was too close at first but it works great.



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