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Old 12-13-2005, 05:30 PM   #21
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Don't use too much sucking or blowing. Blow/suck firmly, but don't try to empty/fill your lungs.
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:33 PM   #22
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man.. I might have to force my wife to do this just to get you guys off my back.



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An excellent set up Walker! I'm gonna have to try it....and it's been sanctioned in the UK!

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Old 12-13-2005, 05:33 PM   #23
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:55 PM   #24
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I love the "Walker Cap" syphon method, but I'm not crazy about putting my mouth on the carboy cap and blowing/sucking. So I came up with this inexpensive gadget. A simple turkey baster (w/ 1/4" hole drilled into side) and a "Phil's Psyphon Starter" which acts as a one-way valve. This thing BLOWS & SUCKS. To create a positive pressure in your carboy: 1. Just put your thumb over the hole in the turkey baster and squeeze the bulb. 2. Remove thumb from hole for a second. 3. Repeat. To create a negative pressure in your carboy reverse the polarity of the "Phil's Psyphon Starter" and: 1. squeeze bulb. 2. put thumb on hole. 3. release bulb. 4. Take thumb off hole. 5. Repeat. Works like a charm, easy to sanitize, no mouth germies.
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:01 AM   #25
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Good job, man.

I recently saw a similar article where a guy even hooked up a CO2 fitting to the carboy cap and now the beer is siphoned out of the carboy--never touching air. You've got the same principle. Great stuff.

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Old 03-03-2006, 12:26 AM   #26
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I have been using the co2 method for years and it does make the job a lot easier and safer......

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Old 03-03-2006, 01:26 AM   #27
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I have been using the co2 method for years and it does make the job a lot easier and safer......
Any worries about to much pressure and breaking the carboy?

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Old 03-03-2006, 05:24 AM   #28
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Sweet, BB! I'll have to look into the starter gizmo. Sounds fantastic!

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Another cool thing is if you don't have sufficient height differential between your vessels (i.e. no gravity) you can keep the siphon going by maintaining pressure in the primary carboy (positive) or the secondary carboy (negative). This is only a theory but I think it works. I will bench test it this weekend to be sure.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:54 PM   #30
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I bought these carboy caps just for this reason... no need for an auto-siphon or any of those gadgets... makes things a lot easier and safer than sucking on the tubing... I never hooked both caps together for transfering from one carboy to the next.. good idea.. I'll try that this weekend...

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