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Old 12-14-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
Nov 2008
Denver, Colorado
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Newbie brewer here. I bottled a holiday spiced ale on friday and what a miserable experience it was. I kept getting bits of orange peel stuck in the tubing going from fermenter to bottling bucket and the siphon would all but stop. I would have to break the siphon and let the back pressure blow the stuck orange peel back into the fermenter. This happened at least 10 times and it took about 30 minutes to get all the beer into the bottling bucket. I hope not too much oxygen got in there.

How do you typically siphon beers with a lot of particles? Do you carefully dump it into a secondary with a strainer? I don't have/use a secondary and left this in the primary for three weeks. Most of the orange peel was floating, but there was also a lot of peel in suspension. Any tips would be appreciated!

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Old 12-14-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
Oct 2008
Athens, GA
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I just bottle my first beer which is a spiced holiday ale. I have an autosiphon and that did a good job of keeping the spices out.

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Old 12-14-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rossrainey View Post
I just bottle my first beer which is a spiced holiday ale. I have an autosiphon and that did a good job of keeping the spices out.

Good move! To OP..get an auto siphon and your life will be much easier.
folgen Sie die Reinheitsgebot oder die Deutschen reinheit gesetz?

***No longer have time to keep up with all my batches***

Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
I would love to find a loooong oldschool baster though, mine is a little short

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Old 12-14-2008, 11:57 PM   #4
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you could make a ghetto filter out of cheese cloth wrapped around the siphon.
(dē-fěn'ĭ-strāt') To throw out of a window.

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