Originally Posted by Varmintman
Depending how much is in there floating around I have used a hop sock tied to the end of my hose in the bottling bucket. You need to be very careful though not to get air in the beer or it will taste bad.
And while some here do not advocate it I gently stir after it is in the bucket to thoroughly mix the sugar in.
I stir as well, because I don't calculate and add my priming sugar solution until after I'm all transferred so I know what my bottling volume is minus whatever I end up leaving behind.
Also, if you're using an auto-siphon with a little piece of plastic in the end that acts as a filter, it might get clogged up. I've almost given up on the auto-siphon because of that and a couple of other minor annoyances, but it's not a problem if you're aware of it.