Hello HBT! Long time reader, first time poster here.
After observing some friends/mentors do their own thing for a few months I decided to go ahead with my first attempt at brewing. The brew went smoothly, and now we're at ~2 weeks into fermentation (I'm just using a 5gal carboy, no secondary) and I'm beginning to prepare for the next phase. As far as my bottling equipment goes, I have everything except the bottling bucket (w/ spigot) itself. I DO have a few different pieces of tubing for siphoning, as well as the handy bottling device that almost everyone uses (flow control valve).
This just occured to me today: Is it going to be hard to bottle out of my primary opposed to a bottling bucket in which the beer has been transferred off of the yeast/sediment layer? Will a steady siphon in the carboy be enough to aggitate the bottom layer? Anybody have experience with this?
Help a n00b out.