Trying not to aerate

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Toothman

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I know when you transfer from the fermenter to the bottling bucket, you try not to aerate the beer. I didn't get a lid with my bucket so should I cover the top of the bucket with something( plastic wrap) while I'm syphoning into it.?
 

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The bigger point here is not splashing around. Unless you can flush out the oxygen with CO2, there really isn't a point of having a lid on the bucket. A good idea is to put your priming solution in first, and then put your tube under that, so that it doesn't splash as much.
 

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A dish towel loosely over the top is what I do. You don't need to seal it air tight, just keep stuff from falling in and you'll be fine.
 

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Just stick the output end of the hose down at the bottom of the bottling bucket when you transfer. Don't worry about covering the bottling bucket. I don't have a lid for mine, either.
 
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