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Old 10-06-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default My bottling wand is gone...

shattered.......

I was really hoping to bottle my pumpkin ale this weekend and cant get another wand.

Anyone see an issue with using the tap at the bottom of my bottling bucket and just using the valve to shut on and off? might attached about 8 inches of tubing to the tap.

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Old 10-06-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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If you use just the tap, you will aerate the beer and it may oxidize in the bottle. If you must, use the tube and the spigot till you get around to getting another bottling wand.

Hint: Buy two this time.

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Old 10-06-2007, 02:07 PM   #3
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I think you should add to your hint: Don't leave the wand out on your deck where your dog can get hold of it. lol


I just had an idea.....i may break the small end of my racking cane off, file it down and use it as a wand.

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Old 10-06-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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I went to bottle some Apfelwein last weekend and I could not find my wand anywhere! I loooked and looked for it. I ended up doing like Edwort said, just hooked the tube to the spigot. Worked fine.

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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just start kegging no more worries about bottle wands!

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Old 10-06-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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I've never used a bottling wand in 15 brews and have not had oxidation occur. Just put the bottle up to the spigot and fill.

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The short end broke off one of my racking canes, so I cut and filed it just as you mentioned. I used it the other night with my bottle-filling attachment and it worked great. If you don't mind losing the angle on one of your canes, go for it. I've found it handy in other cases too and the siphon seems to go faster without that extra bend.

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