and for the first time ever, I didn't get to taste it. Had exactly enough bottles, and the beer ran out as I was filling the last one. That never happens! Well, it happens once, apparently.
Beer tip #1. Remember that bottling session from hell? The one where the bottle fell over, and the filler broke, and beer was going everywhere, and you were desperately trying to hold the hose closed with one hand while reaching for the rolling bottle full of beer with the other...
Don't remember that one? Then you haven't been brewing long enough. You will. Anyway, go buy one of these right now, and put it on your bottling hose. Then when you have your disaster, just close it.
Tip #2 (also from experience). Put it on your hose below the lowest level your beer will reach, and you won't have to re-start the siphon.
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