A pre-drilled 25 ltr brewing bin fitted with a Little Bottler which makes it easier to bottle beer or wine.
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A pre-drilled 25 ltr brewing bin, complete with a little bottler, which can be used as a bottling bin when making beer or 30 bottle wine kits. The outside of the brewing bin is normally marked in both litres and gallons as recipes and beer kit instructions tend to use pints and gallons whilst wine kits tend to use litres, however the graduations are for guidance only and should not be relied upon to be absolutely accurate.
At the end of primary fermentation of your beer you can transfer it to the bottling bin, prime the beer in bulk with the appropriate amount of sugar and then bottle the complete brew straight away. Using this method works quite well because it spreads both the priming sugar and the yeast more evenly throughout the brew and can help to produce more consistent conditioning across the whole of the batch.
Alternatively, you can use the bottling bin as a "settling" bin to allow your beer to rest for a few days in order to reduce the amount of sediment that is transferred to the bottles. If you do this, you will need to prime each bottle separately and will also need to extend the maturation period as there will be less yeast in each bottle to carry out the secondary fermentation that provides the carbonation.
If you use the bin as a settling container for wine, you would normally transfer the wine from the fermentation bin at the end of primary fermentation and de-gas it thoroughly before adding the clearing solutions provided with the wine kit. Once the wine has completely cleared, it can be bottled quickly and efficiently.