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Old 11-10-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
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Any helpful hints/things to avoid/how to easily fill 50+ bottles etc...

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Old 11-10-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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do you have a bottling wand? That makes filling much easier. Also, get a friend to help, one person fills the other caps.

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Old 11-10-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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You fill the bottle, have your SWMBO cap. Cuts the time in half.

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Old 11-10-2007, 06:58 PM   #4
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Hints would be the standard ones, mainly preperation.

Get your priming sugar ready (boil the water add the sugar, stir to dissolve, then cool.
While the priming solution is cooling get your bottles ready, sanitize bottles and caps.
Sanitize your bottling bucket, bottle filler, racking cane, tubes etc.

Check, then double check that you have everything ready, then rack your beer into your bottling bucket. Make certain that you add the priming solution early on and get it to mix completely. Do not aerate or splash when racking, a nice slow steady flow will do the trick, try to have the tube positioned to "swirl" the beer a bit as it fills the bucket to help mix the priming solution. Once complete get your bottles and caps lined up and start the assembly line, filling and capping until you are done.
If you record your SG don't forget to take your final reading before racking, clean up, have a home brew and start thinking about A) How great this beer will taste when the bottle conditioning is done and B) What your next batch will be.

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Old 11-10-2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the advice.

Have a bottling wand and about to start sanitizing and priming.

Double checking is the main thing I have learned from this 1st beer experience ThomasRau--mainly through mistakes

Will post how it goes, thanks again

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Old 11-10-2007, 10:59 PM   #6
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Done and done

Thanks again for the help

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