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Old 05-08-2009, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default Air bubbles and bottling?

Hi there,

It's bottling day.

My beginner brew kit apparently did not come with a bottle filler that fits on the spigot on the bottling bucket. So I have two options:

1). Pour the beer directly from the spigot into the bottle, which is causing splashing and lots of air bubbles.
2). Siphon it using my siphon tube, which is a giant pain in the ass given the length of the tube. I have to crouch on the floor to do this.

So, can I use the spigot? Will this ruin the beer or cause my bottles to explode?


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Old 05-08-2009, 03:01 AM   #2
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Maybe I am misunderstanding, but your kit came with a bottle filler that doesn't fit? If this is the case, what you probably need to do is cut off a bit of your siphoning tub and attach one end to the spigot and one end to the bottle filler. That is what I had to do to my kit. The fillers aren't designed to attach directly onto the spigots. Hope this works!


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Old 05-08-2009, 03:01 AM   #3
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Cut a short piece of siphon tubing (about 1.5"-2") and stick it on the spigot and then to your filler.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:02 AM   #4
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wow, I would highly recommend getting a bottling wand....

good luck, splashing wild promote oxidation of your beer and over time it will develop a cardboard taste... but if you drink it quick it should be fine
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Quote:
Originally Posted by double_e5 View Post
Cut a short piece of siphon tubing (about 1.5"-2") and stick it on the spigot and then to your filler.
lol, I may have misunderstood your question....


here is a pic of a tube connection from the spigot to the wand....

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+1 to cutting a small piece of tubing and using it to attach your bottling wand.

I used to use the whole length of the tube also, until I came across this tip. Definitely was -1 pain in the arse come bottling time!
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I can cut the tube. So obvious.

Thanks!

I'm just getting all of my dumb**** questions out of the way this batch.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:53 AM   #8
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Check out Revvy's Bottling tips:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/revv...herwise-94812/

Awesome information and great to review prior to bottling (Thanks Revvy!!)


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