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Old 03-08-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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So, bottled my first real batch of cider last night! What a mess!! Cider turned out good and with some bottle conditioning, I think it will be very good, but between my first time filling bottles, capping, sanitizing, and everything else.....geesh! I had cider and sanitizer on cupboards, floors, and walls!!!


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Old 03-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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If you have not read Revvys thread on bottling here it is. It will make your next experience much more tolerable. If you have a dishwasher, I would suggest putting your bottling bucket and wand on the counter over the open dishwasher and filling. When finished close that mother up and the mess is gone.


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Old 03-08-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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Ahhhh, thanks! Good information!
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So, bottled my first real batch of cider last night! What a mess!! Cider turned out good and with some bottle conditioning, I think it will be very good, but between my first time filling bottles, capping, sanitizing, and everything else.....geesh! I had cider and sanitizer on cupboards, floors, and walls!!!
Lol yeah brewing is messy business.

Get yourself a bottle tree, sulfiter, auto siphon and bottle filler. And full your bottles in a Rubbermaid bin.
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I put the bottling bucket on the counter and have a large flat bottom Tupperware container I fill the bottles on the floor with a spring loaded wand.
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If you have a dishwasher, I would suggest putting your bottling bucket and wand on the counter over the open dishwasher and filling. When finished close that mother up and the mess is gone.
+100 to this!!!

I run my bottles through the Sanitize cycle on the dishwasher...so they are already in the washer. I fill on the folded down door and set them up on the counter.

I sit on a little stool and it looks like I'm milking the dishwasher moo!
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Man.... Now I wish I would have asked for tips before bottling! Live and learn!
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Here I am before I started kegging.

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Nice party cup Good beer needs glass.
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Nice party cup Good beer needs glass.

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