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Old 05-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #21
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Well i have a cat so b4 i bottle anything i boot out the cat , Sanitize my whole work area + all equipment and bottles kegs.
I always pop the lid but only slightly Leaving the bucket 99% covered, Dont want any floating cat hair in there.

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No Cats were hurt during this procedure


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Old 05-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #22
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Just make sure you turn the AC (or heater) in the house off as you are bottling.


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Old 05-16-2012, 01:40 PM   #23
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ALWAYS cover it. If there is a single fly, stinkbug, junebug, moth in your house it will end up in your beer!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #24
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I always try to keep a cover over any container of beer unless I'm actively doing something that needs the cover off. I also keep the lid on my toilet closed except when in use. In both cases, I don't want anything falling in.

You don't want an airtight seal, though, otherwise it won't drain out the spigot. I just sanitize the inside of the bucket and rest it on top.
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