So all you people who refuse to use plastic during your cold side of the process, how do you bottle? Are there glass/metal bottling buckets for this purpose? Something homemade perhaps? Or are you not as concerned cause the beer isn’t in contact with the bottling bucket for very long?
I ask because I’m really starting to look at my process and trying to improve any possibly flaws in sanitation on the cold side. No infections yet but I would prefer to remain diligent rather than get lax.
I’ve been storing my bottling bucket with my fermentation bucket (which I don’t use for fermenting anymore) inside it. I was washing my bottling bucket after using it the other day and I felt a scratched ridge all the way around which I imagine is from the bottom of the bucket that would sit inside it.
I’m inclined to get a new bottling bucket and never put anything in it. Wondering if there are other options to avoid scratching but is still relatively easy to clean.