basically, when I rack I sanitize my auto siphone, tubing and theif in my bottling bucket, which has my sanitizer from brewday (I use star san so it should be good for a couple weeks) then I put the auto siphon together and use it to siphon sanitizer into the carboy. I touch the tip of the tube to the very top of the inside of the carboy mouth and move it around from one side to the other. this makes the sanitizer flow down the inside of the carboy as it fills up, thereby sanitizing all of the interior carboy surface without having to pick up the carboy and swish it around. I do that for 2 min and then dump the sanitizer into the bottling bucket. then I just pop the top on my primary bucket, throw the auto siphon in and start siphoning to the carboy. This way my bottling bucket is pre sanitized when I go to bottle in a couple weeks. when I bottle, I dump the sanitizer from the bottling bucket and make more sanitizer the next brewday.
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On deck: Breakfast stout
Secondary: American Pale Ale
Kegged: Imperial red ale, Breakfast stout, Chipotle Irish red ale, Biermuncher's C3C cream ale