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Old 26-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice. I think I'm going to try and put a tap on my FV.

Is best practice to have one that is taken off and cleaned each time? I tend to use 10litre FV and the buckets are quite flimsy...hope the plastic takes a drill!
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Old 26-11-2017, 05:34 PM   #12
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I have a dedicated bottling bucket with a tap and use a bottling wand. Invariably nowadays I let it ferment out, cold crash if it's dry hopped, then transfer to the BB, I'll leave it in there for any amount of time from a few days to a few weeks if I cba bottlin, all the while it's settling out remaining hops and yeast particles. When it comes to bottling it's really quite clear and I get very little sediment in the bottles
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Old 26-11-2017, 05:59 PM   #13
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Any harm in using a sterilised sieve and funnel to help when siphoning into bottles? If you have a helper of course

Should you always prime bottles with some sugar/water?
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Old 26-11-2017, 06:05 PM   #14
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I use an auto syphon from fv to bottling bucket;batch prime then bottle using the attached wand over the open dishwasher.
Same as this.

I actually use my Mash tun as my bottling bucket. Works a dream!

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Old 26-11-2017, 06:16 PM   #15
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Same as this.

I actually use my Mash tun as my bottling bucket. Works a dream!

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Old 28-11-2017, 09:20 PM   #16
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I'm in the bottling bucket camp. After cold crashing the FV I'll (auto)siphon the beer to my 25L bucket which has the boiled priming sugar in it. I have a bottling wand attached to the tap with a few inches of thick silicone tubing and bottle from there. Got into a good rhythm now and I can bottle in about an hour rather than 2, the bottle tree I got for my birthday really seems to have made the process quicker / more streamlined.
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If your auto syphon "sucks air" gently disassemble then look at the end of the inner tube,there is a plastic flange seal. Carefully with the end of your thumb,flare this out a bit to make it a bit wider. Wetting it helps on reassembly.
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Old 28-11-2017, 09:41 PM   #18
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I use these on the bottom of a syphon tube to syphon the brew from the FV to the Bottling Bucket, (Soon to be the Mash Tun after the above has made me feel really stoopid!).

The "extended" filter is when I see that the trub is particularly deep as it keeps the filter just that bit away from the bottom of the FV.
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I turned a FV into a bottling bucket with a 6 quid tap complete with bottling wand from wilkos and a 2.5 inch drill. Made it water tight with Vaseline. I disassemble after each brew and sanitise before the next.

Bottles clear in no time.
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I use these on the bottom of a syphon tube to syphon the brew from the FV to the Bottling Bucket, (Soon to be the Mash Tun after the above has made me feel really stoopid!).

The "extended" filter is when I see that the trub is particularly deep as it keeps the filter just that bit away from the bottom of the FV.
Where did you get the filter from? I've realised my big auto siphon is missing the cap on the end so it sucks directly from the bottom and hoovers up all the yeast... If I can't find the cap this looks like a good solution.
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