When you go to hook up your syphon to put it in your bottling beer or even to add the sugar solution into your fermenting bucket, how do you keep it from getting exposed to air? Do you have to add some kind of valve on the bucket before you ferment?
You don't need a spigot, but it makes bottling easier. If you buy anything called "bottling bucket", it should come with a removable spigot (and it may not come with a lid).oh i dont have anyhting yet. I am just reading reading and more reading. I plan on buying a kit soon and have my first batch made before my birthday in september lol. DO you have to buy a bucket with a spigot in it or do you install on?
I think you've fallen into the "oh no! everything can go wrong " crowd. It's easy to do. The amount of time your beer is exposed to O2 while bottling is not enough to hurt it. You do not want to splash while transferring to your bottling bucket - you do want to make sure your "hose" is coiled in the bottom of the bucket. This will ensure that you get a good mix without aerating.so put the tube from the syphon on the bottom of the bucket? I read on the how to that you want it to splash some so the sugar solution will mix up some. Do you agree with that?