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Old 01-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #491
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Thanks to Revvy and everyone else who has posted their tips here. I bottled my first batch yesterday and it went without any issues... Maybe 1 hr start to finish! Now 3 weeks at 70! Revvy, I have been paying attention!

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Old 01-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #492
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Any tips on getting your siphon started better w/o having the auto-siphon? I use a large syringe currently but still struggle a little.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #493
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There are some fairly decent explanations of how to start your syphon on youtube....auto syphon rocks though, spend 10 bucks and get one!

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #494
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Is there a recommended size of copper tube for the dip tube? Will 1/4" work?

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #495
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Is there a recommended size of copper tube for the dip tube? Will 1/4" work?
Whatever fits in the hole in the stopper, and it doesn't need to be copper, it can be plastic, I've since replaced it with a piece of bent racking cane, that I melted over a candle flame.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:43 PM   #496
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Thanks to Rev and everyone for the tips, my bottling went awesome last weekend with all the advice. As for the dip tube, I got a #3 drilled stopper and a piece of 7/16 o.d. tubing at the LHBS. With the spout for my bucket (drilled my own) and the piece for the wand it was like $4. Worked great!
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:16 PM   #497
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This is a great thread. It really helped me, even in a small cluttered apartment kitchen. It took me a little over 2 hours to go from the primary fermenter being in the closet to having 45 bottles and cleaned equipment.



 
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:00 PM   #498
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Yet another set of kudo's for this post. I took the bottling wand and put straight on the spicket. Nice to free up a hand. Now I just need to get the diptube in place. I didn't have a chance to do that for yesterday's bottling session. But is next on my list to do. Thanks to Revvy for putting this together. Just wished I had read it prior to my first batch.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #499
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This is a great thread. It really helped me, even in a small cluttered apartment kitchen. It took me a little over 2 hours to go from the primary fermenter being in the closet to having 45 bottles and cleaned equipment.



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Old 01-30-2012, 04:24 PM   #500
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was that a threaded 3/4 elbow that attached onto the back threads of the spout? Did you file an angle?

 
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