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Old 01-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #3191
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Firebirddude, I'm right there with you. I'll be bottling for the first time Monday. I've seen people suggest GENTLY rolling the bottles on a table instead of turning them upside down. That's what I plan on doing. I'll also be using table sugar and adding it dry to the bottles to avoid stirring up the crap at the bottom of the keg. My wife's uncle brews some really great beer, but he stirs in a sugar/water mix to the fermenter and he has trouble with stuff floating in the bottles. I realize that can be caused by a lot of factors, but still.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #3192
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A bottling bucket is cheap, and so is a bottling wand. Add a spigot to a homer bucket or the like.




a wand



and some tubing. For about $10 you have it.

You might want to read Revvy's thread.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...ebrewer-94812/
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #3193
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Quote:
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A bottling bucket is cheap, and so is a bottling wand. Add a spigot to a homer bucket or the like.




a wand



and some tubing. For about $10 you have it.

You might want to read Revvy's thread.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...ebrewer-94812/
Another option for Mr Beer sized batches is a slimline. It's a clear 2.5 gallon water container with a locking spigot that fits a bottling wand.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #3194
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I am planning on bottling my first Mr. Beer batch tomorrow. I have a bottling bucket so I wanted to batch prime it. After researching, it should be ok to put the sugar in the bottling bucket and then just rack the beer into it, correct? Also, how much table sugar would be necessary for a 2 gallon batch?

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #3195
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All - if you plan on batch/bulk priming you really need a second vessel (bottling bucket, MrB keg, etc.). You do not want to add your sugar/water solution to the keg where you fermented because when you stir it to mix the sugar in you are going to be disturbing the trub and getting that all in your bottles.

In terms of how much sugar to use, there are a number of good calculators out there to use including this one.

Here's a link to a write up on the process and how to use the calculators as well.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #3196
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You might want to read Revvy's thread.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...ebrewer-94812/
Thanks. Reading it now.
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All - if you plan on batch/bulk priming you really need a second vessel (bottling bucket, MrB keg, etc.). You do not want to add your sugar/water solution to the keg where you fermented because when you stir it to mix the sugar in you are going to be disturbing the trub and getting that all in your bottles.

In terms of how much sugar to use, there are a number of good calculators out there to use including this one.

Here's a link to a write up on the process and how to use the calculators as well.
How do you transfer the brew into a secondary bottling bucket without aerating it?

Sorry for the stupid questions. Like I said, I have much to learn and a lot of the Wikis/stickies out there are still over my head.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #3197
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Quote:
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All - if you plan on batch/bulk priming you really need a second vessel (bottling bucket, MrB keg, etc.). You do not want to add your sugar/water solution to the keg where you fermented because when you stir it to mix the sugar in you are going to be disturbing the trub and getting that all in your bottles.

In terms of how much sugar to use, there are a number of good calculators out there to use including this one.

Here's a link to a write up on the process and how to use the calculators as well.
Just what I was looking for, Thanks

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #3198
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Quote:
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A bottling bucket is cheap, and so is a bottling wand. Add a spigot to a homer bucket or the like.




a wand



and some tubing. For about $10 you have it.

You might want to read Revvy's thread.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...ebrewer-94812/


Does this fit the Mr Beer LBK? If not, does anyone know how to make or where to get one?

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #3199
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MrB temporarily discontinued their locking spigots while they change to a new version. IIRC, that and the wand should be ready mid-January. Check their site.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #3200
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Bottling some Honey Brown Lager this weekend! 5-gallon batch this time.

 
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