Originally Posted by EvilTOJ
I put my bottling bucket on my upsidedown 5 gallon brewpot and put a towel under the spigot when I bottle. I think I'll start putting a small pot under the spigot though from now on. AND I'll be making that dip tube as well.
The other day I bottled mead and put the bottling bucket on the ale pail I had just emptied, so I was able to actually sit at the table comfortably and not the floor.....The only trouble is that when bottling on the floor there's plenty of room all around me to spread out all the stuff I need within arms reach. Not so much with sitting at the table....It was fine for the dozen or so 20 ouncers I was bottling the mead in, but for 2 cases of beer, it may be less convenient for me....
(That's one of the things you, N00bs out there in lurk land, your brewing PROCESS is just as important, maybe more so, then whether you brew all grain, extract, bottle, keg, or dance the jig naked while taking hydro-readings, and you keep making new adjustments, and teaking it, until you get it dialed in to what works for you and makes even the most tedious aspects, like bottling pleasurable.)