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Old 08-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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I actually ejoyed bottling. Last night was my first attempt at bottling a batch. I learned 2 things...
1.) My diswasher takes FOREVER (1.5 hrous) to do a light wash (without soap of course) - I had some downtime while waiting for it...
2.) I REALLY need an Auto-siphon. I ended up losing about a gallon of my first batch to the siphon losing suck. I didnt want to suck up a ton of the yeast stuff on the bottom, and I would accidently pull it up out of the beer just a touch, just enough to lose syphon. And I must have done 5 shots of vodka to clean out my mouth to suck on the hose.

But once the syphoning was done, and I was done waiting on the dishwasher, the process of bottling (thanks to tips I read here on HBT) was super simple.

I used the bottling wand attached to 2" of hose right off the bucket. It sat right above my dishwasher door creating a self cleaning drip-tray. So I only ended up with about 40 bottles thanks to losing the beer in the primary, not too shabby for a total of about 5 hours of work (Brewing and bottling).

Thanks again to all members on HBT where I get so much knowledge!

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Totally weird.

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I didn't think it was so bad either. But you might want to get a little more tubing, 2 inches (") is pretty short

EDIT: I have now seen other pictures where it seems they are using 2" of tubing, so if it really is I apologize. I have about 2' and I like the extra flexibility to move around a little.

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I actually ejoyed bottling. Last night was my first attempt at bottling a batch. I learned 2 things...
1.) My diswasher takes FOREVER (1.5 hrous) to do a light wash (without soap of course) - I had some downtime while waiting for it...
2.) I REALLY need an Auto-siphon. I ended up losing about a gallon of my first batch to the siphon losing suck. I didnt want to suck up a ton of the yeast stuff on the bottom, and I would accidently pull it up out of the beer just a touch, just enough to lose syphon. And I must have done 5 shots of vodka to clean out my mouth to suck on the hose.

But once the syphoning was done, and I was done waiting on the dishwasher, the process of bottling (thanks to tips I read here on HBT) was super simple.

I used the bottling wand attached to 2" of hose right off the bucket. It sat right above my dishwasher door creating a self cleaning drip-tray. So I only ended up with about 40 bottles thanks to losing the beer in the primary, not too shabby for a total of about 5 hours of work (Brewing and bottling).

Thanks again to all members on HBT where I get so much knowledge!
To answer your question, yes you are wierd but not for the reasons you listed. You're wierd because you're a Sparty fan... GO BLUE!!!

All kidding aside, I don't mind bottling all that much either. I do have an auto siphon so I would highly recommend investing in one! I too use my dishwasher for my bottling process and it works great. And I already knew my dishwasher runs forever because my wife and I can homemade spaghettie sause and V8 juice every year so we use the dishwasher to sanitize our mason jars as well. So I knew to plan on waiting a while for my bottles to sanitize which is why I usually load the bottles in the dishwasher the night before and run it first thing in the morning on my bottling days!
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I didn't think it was so bad either. But you might want to get a little more tubing, 2 inches (") is pretty short
But I thought it wasnt about the size, but more what you can do with it
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If you haven't read this thread already. I highly recommend it. Very helpful bottling tips. And the pickup tube idea works very well to get most of your beer into the bottle.

Oh and yes you are weird. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Just sayin.
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Must be a bunch of us, then. I like to bottle, use the dishwasher to clean and bottle on, have the auto-siphon. Now I just need time for my fix - aching to make a new brew but need a bit of time. Maybe next weekend.

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I don't mind bottling but it's my wife's favorite part of the process, next to drinking.

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to answer your question, yes you are wierd but not for the reasons you listed. You're wierd because you're a sparty fan... go blue!!!

All kidding aside, i don't mind bottling all that much either. I do have an auto siphon so i would highly recommend investing in one! I too use my dishwasher for my bottling process and it works great. And i already knew my dishwasher runs forever because my wife and i can homemade spaghettie sause and v8 juice every year so we use the dishwasher to sanitize our mason jars as well. So i knew to plan on waiting a while for my bottles to sanitize which is why i usually load the bottles in the dishwasher the night before and run it first thing in the morning on my bottling days!
go blue!

PS- Your name isn't Matt, or Matty...Is it?
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