First, a few things that I learned from HBT (either normal reading or through the lovely new google search function) that I'm incredibly grateful for learning after my bottling today. Then, something I didn't learn that I thought I'd share.
A Few Things I Learned From HBT That Helped My Bottling:
I learned that StarSan is amazing, and Not To Fear The Foam.
I learned that Austin Homebrew Supply is amazing, and that they will send me the StarSan. Thank you AHS!
I got all the ingredients I needed for a recipe and a nice container of StarSan delivered to me in a flash!
I learned about Party Pigs.
I learned that if I primed the whole batch the same way if I was doing half-pig and half-bottles, I'd end up with undercarbed bottles or a really foamy pig; I also learned how to correct the problem.
I learned about Better Bottles, and how much lighter and easier to manage they are.
Now...the things I didn't know.
So during cleanup I filled up the Better Bottle with five gallons of water so I could mark the five-gallon point (another thing I learned from HBT!). I cleaned out the bottle well with a brush, then poured the trub, diluted with the five gallons of water, into the side of the sink with the strainer instead of the side with the garbage disposal. Not sure why, I just did. So I ended up with a sink full of trubwater and a stopped up strainer. No big deal. Before I clean that up, I decide to put a gallon of water and cleanser in the better bottle to soak. I fill up the gallon jug with water and balance it on the sink ledge, then reach over to get the little tub of cleanser...and the gallon of water drops into the sink with the trubwater.
you guessed it...Trubshower. Neck to waist.
The moral of this story is: Use the garbage disposal, dangit. It's there for a reason.
On a side note, I think either hops or yeast or a combination of the two may be good for you externally as well as internally.
My skin feels like I've used a nice moisturizer.