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Offline 69franx

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Re: Bottling questions
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2014, 02:15:00 AM »

I dont know if this will eliminate the foaming, but I use a small section of tubing about 2 to 3 inches long connected to my bottling wand and to the bucket spicket, thus eliminating the 4 feet of hose.  I just put a bottle up to the wand, fill and cap.  Much easier than moving the wand and hose to each bottle.
Exactly how I bottle, no problems 1 year in. Hope it's right, but works for me either way
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Re: Bottling questions
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2014, 05:58:43 PM »
Yeah +1 to the guys who mentioned your tubing might be a bit too loose. I use 5/16" tubing on 3/8" siphon equipment. This ensures a tight fit for me each time.

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Re: Bottling questions
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2014, 07:44:10 PM »
Yes, I don't know the dimensions of my hose or siphon, but if I don't run hot water over the hose, it would never go over the racking cane section
Frank L.
Fermenting: Ringler Pilsner (thanx Ron)
Conditioning: BVIP (thanx Denny)
In keg: Traquair House Clone (Skotrat style)
In the works:  Czech Dark Lager, American Pale Ale

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Re: Bottling questions
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2014, 01:12:49 AM »
Yes, I don't know the dimensions of my hose or siphon, but if I don't run hot water over the hose, it would never go over the racking cane section
+1 to getting the hose warmed up prior to insertion
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Re: Bottling questions
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2014, 01:19:45 AM »

Yes, I don't know the dimensions of my hose or siphon, but if I don't run hot water over the hose, it would never go over the racking cane section
+1 to getting the hose warmed up prior to insertion

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Re: Bottling questions
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2014, 03:34:53 AM »
Now y'all r making me blush. Thanx for playin along
Frank L.
Fermenting: Ringler Pilsner (thanx Ron)
Conditioning: BVIP (thanx Denny)
In keg: Traquair House Clone (Skotrat style)
In the works:  Czech Dark Lager, American Pale Ale

Offline mugwort

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Re: Bottling questions
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2014, 04:56:45 AM »
Another common cause of bubbly bottle-fills is missing the flow sweet spot on the spigot.

You can turn the valve 180 degrees to start the flow of beer, but if you turn it too far or not quite far enough, you get a torquing, twisting stream that agitates/aerates the beer as the bottle fills.

It took me longer than I'd like to admit to figure out that small changes in the spigot valve setting can have a big impact on the turbulence of the beer stream as it feeds through the bottling wand.
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