My first attempt at bottling included: spilling beer multiple times, using the siphone and bottling wand and at the end capping my beers. I couldn't see how far along I was in filling the bottles. It took me 6 or 8 bottles to realize that I could keep it in there until the beer came to the top. There will be bottles not filled to the top. I was expecting to fill 25 bottles but ended up with 21. I guess I spilled or didn't siphone approximately 4 bottles worth of beer. These are larger bottles but I feel good about the finished product.