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the75 05-15-2012 07:21 PM

Should I cover the top of my bottling bucket?
 
It's bottling day and I wanted to know if I should be covering the top of my bottling bucket to prevent anything from getting in? Dust, contaminates, etc...

BrewinHooligan 05-15-2012 07:24 PM

I have done both ways with no noticable differences, but I normally just lightly place my fermenting bucket lid on the bottling bucket to make sure nothing nasty from the air gets into the beer. Don't place the lid on tight though.

Grinder12000 05-15-2012 07:57 PM

I've never covered mine through 88 brews.

xmickx2 05-15-2012 08:02 PM

put a lid on it better safe than sorry.:mug:

wailingguitar 05-15-2012 08:35 PM

When I still bottled I usually put some cellophane over the top to prevent anything airborne from falling in accidentally

TyTanium 05-15-2012 08:37 PM

Just try not to drool when your head is over the opening.

dcott 05-15-2012 08:44 PM

Just don't sneeze into it and you should be good.

IXVolt 05-15-2012 08:45 PM

I always grabbed a clean plate to cover the top while bottling. Was just the right size.

Necessary? Not really, but made my mind rest a little easier.

badhabit 05-15-2012 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcott (Post 4088775)
Just don't sneeze into it and you should be good.

This is not funny:ban:

djfriesen 05-15-2012 11:24 PM

It's alcohol at this point, and not a friendly environment for bacteria or wild yeast. I have never covered my bottling bucket, but if you have an extra lid sitting around, it certainly wouldn't hurt.


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