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Old 08-29-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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well im just gettin back into brewing and im gonna do a milk stout extract brew, problem is im strapped for cash and my budget wont stretch to a bottling bucket. i can only afford a fermentation bucket, iv got a simple syphon already so my plan is to syphon the beer from the fermentation bucket directly to the bottles using my simple syphon and a bottle filling stick. obviously this is not ideal but what negatives can i expect and is this a viable plan?

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It is certainly a viable plan. You will probably get a good deal of sediment in the bottles though. I would cold crash for at least a few days.

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Old 08-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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Why not just use a sanitized Home Depot or lowes bucket? They are cheap and the beer wouldn't be in contact long enough to leach anything from them I don't think anyways
I have used them before and didnt notice any ill effects

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How will you add the priming sugar?

It would be hard to mix it in without disturbing the yeast cake.

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You will have a hard time mixing in the priming solution without stirring up lots of sediment. I would assume you have a kettle or large pot you used to boil the beer...you could siphon half of the beer into the sanitized pot and add half of the priming solution and bottle that and then repeat the process for the other half.

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Starting and stopping the siphon may also be an issue. May be risking aeration.

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How will you add the priming sugar?

It would be hard to mix it in without disturbing the yeast cake.
I was wondering the same thing... Start checking with all the bakeries in town
you are bound to find a bucket for a couple dollars.
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well im just gettin back into brewing and im gonna do a milk stout extract brew, problem is im strapped for cash and my budget wont stretch to a bottling bucket. i can only afford a fermentation bucket, iv got a simple syphon already so my plan is to syphon the beer from the fermentation bucket directly to the bottles using my simple syphon and a bottle filling stick. obviously this is not ideal but what negatives can i expect and is this a viable plan?
Bucket from Home Depot = $3
Spigot from LHBS = $3

Total cost = $6

If you're so strapped for cash that you can't afford $6, I'd highly suggest you not spend money on a luxury like beer. Focus on food and shelter.
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Why not buy a bottling bucket and ferment in that..

Will get some sediment in the brew, but looks like the is the case anyway..

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DAMN!! the priming sugar forgot all about that back to the drawing board, i might have a look at some cheap buckets. i actually have a fermentation butcket but its been around a while and im worried about the scratches on it

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