Just going to throw out a couple tips to see where this goes. On the end of my mini auto siphon I have a bottleing wand for 1 gallon batches stops and starts the siphon narry a drop spilled. Works great for bottling straight from the fermenter. I've also used it on the big auto. If bottleing from a bucket I attached the wand to the spigot with a 1" piece of hose and set the fermenter high enough to just press the bottle up 1 at a time. I know alot of you do this already.