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Old 02-11-2013, 12:50 AM   #3161
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Hope it all works out well for everyone BobbiLynn.

I need to spend more time in the beginner threads and FAQ's.
But I have not seen this really dumb question:

Why do we siphon out of buckets?
Why not just use a spigot and hose when going to secondary or direct bottling?

Given my experience last night of not being able to maintain a siphon and finally just pouring the beer through a metal coffee strainer to get it out...
And, yes there were bubbles on top of each bottle as the wife capped.
I left plenty of room in the bottles for fear of what I had wrought!

I'm sure they will be drinkable, just not premium.
I do use the spigot instead of siphon. Are you talking your bottling bucket or a carboy.

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #3162
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Cannot tell you how many times this was played headed up camping as a kid.

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #3163
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Why not just use a spigot and hose when going to secondary or direct bottling?

Given my experience last night of not being able to maintain a siphon and finally just pouring the beer through a metal coffee strainer to get it out...
And, yes there were bubbles on top of each bottle as the wife capped.
I left plenty of room in the bottles for fear of what I had wrought!

I'm sure they will be drinkable, just not premium.
You can use spigot and hose!!! Lots of people on this site make things way more difficult than they need to. Hanging out in beginners section, you could get lots of bad advice. And next time, just let bottles sit til bubbles go away, then cap. But it'll be fine, you are learning! Jump in with both feet, it's fun!!!

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #3164
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Hope it all works out well for everyone BobbiLynn.

I need to spend more time in the beginner threads and FAQ's.
But I have not seen this really dumb question:

Why do we siphon out of buckets?
Why not just use a spigot and hose when going to secondary or direct bottling?

Given my experience last night of not being able to maintain a siphon and finally just pouring the beer through a metal coffee strainer to get it out...
And, yes there were bubbles on top of each bottle as the wife capped.
I left plenty of room in the bottles for fear of what I had wrought!

I'm sure they will be drinkable, just not premium.
Definitely use a bucket with a spigot to bottle. Attach your wand (get one if you don't have it) with a short piece of hose and raise the bottle up.

You siphon from a bucket to the bottling bucket (or a secondary is you need to bulk age) to avoid mixing the trub into the beer you bottle
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:58 AM   #3165
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I think bottling was the hardest bit I had to learn and I started out fly sparging. I was ready to stop brewing if I had to go through the hell I had made bottling to be. But now I have a system that works for me and I really kind of enjoy it now. And that is the secret to it all is to find a system that works for you and run with it

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:14 AM   #3166
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Bobbi, you just keep getting more and more interesting. Did you say your in Carolina? Which one? I love rusty old junk!
I have family in South Carolina(so may have mentioned it) but actually I live in North Florida. On the corner where the rest of the state meets the panhandle. We have a 350 acre farm here. Much of it is pine trees we sell for lumber but already sold what we could for a while, thinning them. Gotta just wait and watch them grow now. If/when we do have an event here, I don't see why we can't invite people from HBT. Plenty of places to camp here. Make a weekend of it. Everyone just so caught up in hubby's illness(cancer that spread) that we're off track. He's constantly in and out of the hospital. Bring some spending money to buy junk and you are invited!

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:19 AM   #3167
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I have family in South Carolina(so may have mentioned it) but actually I live in North Florida. On the corner where the rest of the state meets the panhandle. We have a 350 acre farm here. Much of it is pine trees we sell for lumber but already sold what we could for a while, thinning them. Gotta just wait and watch them grow now. If/when we do have an event here, I don't see why we can't invite people from HBT. Plenty of places to camp here. Make a weekend of it. Everyone just so caught up in hubby's illness(cancer that spread) that we're off track. He's constantly in and out of the hospital. Bring some spending money to buy junk and you are invited!
If you find any carnival rides out in the rust field, let me know.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:21 AM   #3168
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Heh, Midlands South Carolinian myself.

I do have a bottling wand.
Not as concerned about bottling method as I am about using a spigot to go from primary to secondary.
All of my vessels are either buckets or Mr. Beer containers.

I still have one in the fermenter to be dealt with as far as siphoning goes, but after that all of my buckets will get spigots.
Thanks all!


 
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:27 AM   #3169
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If you find any carnival rides out in the rust field, let me know.
American Picker?
That was a cool episode, where they found the boats?
Or was it cars?


The freaky one was the flooded out park, with those giant hand painted murals.
Strange dreams from that one.

Sunday night.
A little of this...



A nightcap and it's time to rack.

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:29 AM   #3170
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Heh, Midlands South Carolinian myself.

I do have a bottling wand.
Not as concerned about bottling method as I am about using a spigot to go from primary to secondary.
All of my vessels are either buckets or Mr. Beer containers.

I still have one in the fermenter to be dealt with as far as siphoning goes, but after that all of my buckets will get spigots.
Thanks all!

Definitely NOT. a good idea. Transferring to a bottling bucket or to secondary for conditioning and additions should be siphoned. The whole point is to leave as many solids behind as possible. Both suspended and coagulated. Get a good autosiphon, keep the full bucket/carboy at a higher elevation at its bottom than the empty one at its top. Make sure the autosiphon is snuggly attached to the hose. Make sure the hose is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottling bucket/secondary container. Make sure everything is sanitized and that little cap is on the bottom of the autosiphon. Pump slowly until siphon is started then just watch the liquid flow.

 
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