I've bottled more than my fair share of beer batches, but I just want to make sure I'm taking the right approach on this one. I have a beer fermenting in a 6 gal. glass carboy and to tell you the truth, I'm not sure how to bottle this correctly. First, a couple pieces of relevant info:
1.) I usually fermented in a bottling bucket or used one for secondary.
2.) Because of the previous, I never really had to rack and siphon, etc.
As much as I'd like to make it easier on myself, I don't have a kegging/draft system set up yet, plus I prefer having individual bottle-conditioned brews.
What I'm asking you folks is this: am I going to want to use a siphon (and buy an autosiphon attachment to avoid infecting the beer as it passes through the tubing from me sucking on it) and transfer it to a bottling bucket and give it some time to settle out (number of days?), then bottle it?
That's the only method I can think of, because I'm sure as heck not wanting to bottle out of the carboy with a siphon. Any suggestions on techniques, necessary equipment, etc. would be greatly appreciated.