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Old 05-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #11
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i leave the lid sitting lightly on top so air can still get in to let the beer come out but stopping anything visible from falling in

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:32 PM   #12
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Yep I use a spare lid or even a clean towel to keep airbornes out.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:34 PM   #13
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WHEN I was still bottling, I would cover the bucket with a sanitized towel. Simply get it soaked with StarSan, wring it out (over the StarSan bucket) and then drape over the top of the bottling bucket. Keeps things from falling in. I'm talking about everything from hair to that damned fly buzzing around.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #14
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i just lightly cover mine up. I've forgotten at times and it was no biggie
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:44 PM   #15
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I put the lid on. Wipe it down good with star San. I bottle outside and there are a lot of bugs in AR.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #16
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I put the lid on. Wipe it down good with star San. I bottle outside and there are a lot of bugs in AR.
Get a spray bottle from Home Depot/Lowe's and use that to spray the inside of the lid. Gets everywhere you can't with a towel (or whatever you use to wipe)...
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:57 PM   #17
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Get a spray bottle from Home Depot/Lowe's and use that to spray the inside of the lid. Gets everywhere you can't with a towel (or whatever you use to wipe)...
Right on. I only do it to ease my mind. thanks for the tip tho, might just do it.swmbo took my last one.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:59 PM   #18
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Right on. I only do it to ease my mind. thanks for the tip tho, might just do it.swmbo took my last one.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:28 AM   #19
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Well, I just finished bottling & I was so preoccupied with doing this & that, I forgot about covering my bucket, lol. I think everything will be fine after reading through many of the responses. Thank you much!

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:37 AM   #20
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My brew buddy (who still bottles his finished beer) doesn't cover the bucket. He's not had any issues that I know of. It's more a persona preference IMO. I do use a sanitized towel to cover the corny keg opening while I'm filling those. Just a little bit of extra insurance against something falling in.
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