Well I bought the first round of equipment this morning and am planning to brew my first batch this weekend.
It will be an Irish Red Ale (Norther Brewer extract kit). I have an 8 gallon plastic bucket to do the fermentation in (no secondary) and am wondering about the bottling bucket. Should I get one that has a spigot installed, and just attach tubing to the spigot when I bottle? My LHBS also has this tool called a bottle filler that you can attach to the tubing which stops the flow of liquid until you press it into the bottom of the bottle (triggering a release mechanism).
I guess I'm just confused about whether to use the bottle filler tool with a spigot+tubing or can I just use another bucket w/o a spigot and just get the siphon going with an Autosiphon?