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Old 10-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Went pretty smooth aside from one mishap. Lost about half a gallon due to incorrectly attaching the spigot to the bottling bucket, but I find it an acceptable loss as a Stupidity Tax to the beer gods.

The setup:


First six-pack bottled:


The complete haul, 34 bottles + half gallon growler:



The blooper reel:




Can't wait to drink it, going to test the carbonation level on one bottle in a week. Going to brew again tonight, a Two Hearted Ale clone.



 
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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Congrats.

I see you picked up the bottling over the dishwasher door trick... Works great.



 
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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'grats! now get that pipeline filled up while you wait for it to carb and condition

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Congrats.

I see you picked up the bottling over the dishwasher door trick... Works great.
Yeah, and the "attaching the bottling wand to the spigot with a piece of tubing trick" too; that combination made it so easy, it was by far the smoothest part of the entire operation. Definitely learned from some mistakes that will make bottling a lot easier next time.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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love that trick with the small piece of tube and letting the bottling wand hang. I've been takign the wand to the bottle, instead of the bottle to the wand. I'm gonna have to cut a little piece and give that way a try next time. thanks.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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love that trick with the small piece of tube and letting the bottling wand hang. I've been takign the wand to the bottle, instead of the bottle to the wand. I'm gonna have to cut a little piece and give that way a try next time. thanks.
It worked like an absolute dream. It helps to soak the tubing in hot water to make it a bit more malleable when attaching to the spigot/wand. Do it, you won't regret it in the least.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:40 AM   #7
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Did that last time after reading Revvy's bottling sticky. Works great.
Congrats to the OP on his first batch.


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