And a Chest freezer with an external controller. Since your wishin might as well throw in a good lookin waitress with hooters too!Dragonfly said:Now, all I need is a bottle tree and a bottle filler and a bottle washer and a kegging system.....
Don't know what I would have done without the bottle filler, but the racks in your dishwasher make a perfectly good bottle tree IMHODragonfly said:Now, all I need is a bottle tree and a bottle filler and a bottle washer and a kegging system.....
I wish I had had the good sense to let things settle a bit, because I know I shook things up some, not to mention dipping the racking cane into the yeast cake a couple of times while I was trying to do that contortionist act.Dragonfly said:lol I FEEL you bro. I'm bottling tomorrow, and it'll be the first time that I use my newest toy. Dig this - I'd been splashing my beer into a bottling bucket (aerating the f*ck out of it) and waiting for the yeast to settle before bottling out of the bucket. How lame is that?
Having been married 20+ years, and having already passed the half century mark, I think that I can finally, and honestly asK "What am I supposed to do with that?"Sudster said:Since your wishin might as well throw in a good lookin waitress with hooters too!
That seems like a pretty good tip, and I was fixin to move up to a glass primary anyway, but, how does that help me with going from the priming bucket to bottles? It's that three step manuever trying to get the bottle wand hooked up to the tubing hooked up to the racking cane that had me playing twister with myself (and not in a good way).beergod35 said:Why do you need an Auto-shiphon? Buy a carboy hood (cap) then you just blow in one tube and the beer flows out of the racking cane. They are only two and a half bucks. If makes transfering beer much easier. Of course I'm assuming that you have glass and have graduated from the plastic fermenters.
Yea - I've got a good lookin' waitress w/out hooters, but I 'm lookin to upgrade, it's like 3rd on my priority list behind gettin a wort chiller and a few more carboysSudster said:And a Chest freezer with an external controller. Since your wishin might as well throw in a good lookin waitress with hooters too!
That's a good idea man, I'm definitely gonna try that next time. And in some other post where you reccommended having the bucket over the dishwasher & bottling with the door open - ingenious!El Pistolero said:Don't know what I would have done without the bottle filler, but the racks in your dishwasher make a perfectly good bottle tree IMHO
When showing off my brewing setup, (not really a setup, more like a collection of buckets, carboys, brew kettles and hoses) I always show my guests the bottle of Everclear that I use to sanitize caps and flame bottle necks with. They always assume I turn to it as "inspriation."DeRoux's Broux said:i do too. take a good swig/gargle of vodka before you siphon. it kills all the buggars!
Ok I could see doing that, but it raises another picky little question. Going from the primary to secondary, I've got this curved tube that I've got to quickly get to the bottom of the carboy without any splashing, after the siphon has already started. Isn't that going to cause an excessive amount of splashing and risk oxygenation? Or am I being way too picky about that.?t1master said:i start the syphon with gravity and me mouth..
*gasp* i know, i'm a horrible and unsanitary brewer, but it works, and i've not gotten any nasties yet...