Bottling From Spiedel FV

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Hi All,
Trying to find out if anybody has bottled direct from a Spiedel FV using a bottling wand etc. What items of kit did you use etc.
Don't really want to go down the route of using a bottling bucket/siphon etc
 

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The tap is just the wrong size to take a bottling wand - I heat up some tubing in a bowl of boiling am water and slide onto the tap with bottling wand on the other end.
 

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Thanks for the info, just as a matter of interest what size tubing did you use, roughly
 

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Thanks for the info, just as a matter of interest what size tubing did you use, roughly
I can’t remember, sorry. I got it off eBay ages abo to use with me Fermentasausus and found it was about the right size (I maybe could do with slightly bigger) for the Spiedel.
 

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what i did was buy an ss brewtech rotating racking arm/tap and drilled a hole in the cap. It made bottling and closed transfers so much easier as the ss tap fits standard siphon tubing which i think is 3/8?.
 

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Just bottled tonight from my new 30 litre spiedel fermentor. What a complete balls the tap is shite. It causing the beer to foam when going into the bottle direct from the tap. What did you end up doing. I need to get this sorted to reduce the chance of oxidation for my next brew
 

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Yes Samale, the tap isn't the best. Have only done one brew using the 30l spiedel fermentor, I used a piece of tube but put it into the easy kegs, but put the sanitised tube right to the bottom of each keg, whilst the keg was sat on a set of digital scales to get the correct volume for carbonation etc.
Will be bottling my next brew ready for summer etc
 

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I need to order some tubing to fit the tap and my little bottle stick. I can't afford My next beer to be coming out like a man pissing with 10 pints in him
 

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As i mentioned before, i drilled the blanking cap and fitted an ss brewtech rotating racking arm. Granted they aren’t cheap! But work perfectly.
 

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As i mentioned before, i drilled the blanking cap and fitted an ss brewtech rotating racking arm. Granted they aren’t cheap! But work perfectly.
Where did you order that from
 
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