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Old 11-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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So I opted for a no secondary this time around (since I have messed up EVERY batch so far I thought this might be safer). Doing so I picked the bottling bucket to primary in (I have 2 plastic buckets, one a fermenter, one a bottler) but now when I think of it, if I bottle from here won't I get all the trub in the bottles?

Should I syphon into the other bucket, let it sit for a bit then syphon back to the bottler on bottle day? Or should I run the tap at the bottom to see if I can pull out clear beer without hitting the trub and going straight to bottle?

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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Somehow you have to mix in your priming sugars as well. I would transfer to the bottling bucket, and mix in your priming sugar as you transfer. At least that's the way I did it when I was bottling.

Do you have an Auto-siphon? If not... get one.

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You should've made sure to primary in the non-spigot pale. Now about all you can do is rack to the other one,clean out the bottling bucket & rack back ,using tubing on the spigot & auto siphon on the other to bottom of other pale. Or just use carb drops in bottles & run the bottling wand from the bottling bucket you primaried in. Cooper's FV's work that way.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Thanks chaps. I have the coopers drops so priming straight into the bottle is fine, but in doing so am I still running the risk of pouring a pile of trub into the bottle?

If I bottle drop prime with the coopers should I still swap it into the other one, then back again to fill them or can I skip that step now?

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Thanks chaps. I have the coopers drops so priming straight into the bottle is fine, but in doing so am I still running the risk of pouring a pile of trub into the bottle?

If I bottle drop prime with the coopers should I still swap it into the other one, then back again to fill them or can I skip that step now?
You don't "pour" beer to bottle, ever. You siphon from above the trub. It's easier to siphon (rack) to a bottling bucket, and then using a bottling wand in the spigot, just fill the bottles. You can siphon from the bucket into the bottles, but that's a huge pain in the butt.
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You know, you could siphon it out of the bottling bucket into the other bucket, then just use the siphon to bottle. Yes, it's slightly harder than using a bottling bucket with a valve.

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It might waste some beer but maybe you could just runoff from the bottling bucket till it runs clear, and then start filling bottles?

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Its already been said I think, but if it were me I would siphon into the "other" bucket, clean the spigot bucket, sanitize, siphon back and bottle. But that's just me.

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You don't "pour" beer to bottle, ever. You siphon from above the trub. It's easier to siphon (rack) to a bottling bucket, and then using a bottling wand in the spigot, just fill the bottles. You can siphon from the bucket into the bottles, but that's a huge pain in the butt.
Thanks. I do have a bottling wand but hasn't bothered with it in the past as it looked so convenient to just put a bottle up to the spigot and pour it in. Does this harm the brew by adding too much air or something?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
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Appreciate the input guys, I've an auto syphoner that I haven't used yet so this looks like the right time to crack it out and swap buckets.

In terms of timing, should I wait Til fermentation is complete then swap, sanitize and swap back on same day and bottle, or should it rest in between all that movement?

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