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Old 07-10-2010, 10:58 PM   #81
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Very nice. Just got back from lowes, making one now and will use shortly!

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Old 07-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #82
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Used it last night, and screwed it all up. Ended up leaving about 6 beers worth in the primary because I was just pissed. Got suckback that went down to the keg a couple times, hose curled, couldnt control its depth, end kept coming up and losing the siphon, amp didnt work causing massive air to get into the beer going into the keg, overall disaster, I probably should have practiced more first.

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Old 07-12-2010, 08:23 PM   #83
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I have some copper romex that I washed, sanitized and coiled around the end of mine. It sticks out a little bit in order to keep the tip off the trub, mostly. It keeps the tube decoiled (straight) Makes it work optimally for me. I have to be careful with dryhopped brews clogging it and making for a time consuming frustrating evening.

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:59 PM   #84
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Time to keep the thread going!! :-)

I made one of Flyguy's T-syphons today to rack some wine. Created one heck of amount of aeration for whatever reason. However, once I put my thumb over the end of the "suck" tube the aeration completely stopped and the syphon became full strength.

Also, I would suggest getting some small length of metal tube, such as a keg drip tube and then fasten it to the end of the hose going into the new destination vessel by way of a stainless steel hose clamp. This will prevent the hose from curling and/or floating.

Going to try and find some type of a three-way ball valve to use instead of the hose pinch and think that will take care of the need to stick my thumb on the hose. More later if/when I succeed.

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:03 AM   #85
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Would love to see some 'action pictures' please!

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:22 PM   #86
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I had a plastic hose clamp on mine but it broke. Now I just fold the tube and put a small spring clamp on (harbor freight kind) to hold it once a siphon is started and it works great.

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Old 12-05-2010, 10:05 PM   #87
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This figures... I just used my newly bought autosiphon! I was going to rant and rave about how 'kick a$$' it is! How it transfered from my primary to secondary in just a few minutes...

Then I run across this thread! Of course, I'm going to have to try it...

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This comes in handy for my 3/8" SS racking cane.
Would this work w/ silicone tubing?
I've never used silicone but was thinking about making the switch away from the vinyl stuff.
Would the silicone just fold up on itself when you sucked on it? Or is it not quite that flexible?

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This comes in handy for my 3/8" SS racking cane.
Would this work w/ silicone tubing?
I've never used silicone but was thinking about making the switch away from the vinyl stuff.
Would the silicone just fold up on itself when you sucked on it? Or is it not quite that flexible?
I use silicone for my siphon tubing and this method works very well. No problems with colapsing, etc.
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I use silicone for my siphon tubing and this method works very well. No problems with colapsing, etc.
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