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Old 10-18-2009, 07:06 PM   #11
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Great post Yuri! This will definitely help noobs like myself with the mysteries of siphoning . The beginner tips on this forum are absolutely top notch. I have 4 successful batches that prove it.

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Old 10-18-2009, 07:24 PM   #12
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I like the Turkey baster ideal some ideals are so simple the just kinda fly right over my head. I think thats why this forum rocks Thanks for the ideal i just broke another racking cane Friday when I did my first AG batch.

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Old 10-18-2009, 09:10 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
I'd like to invite anyone with autosiphon problems to just send them to me. I'm not knocking the workarounds but the A/S is awesome and multifunctional. It doesn't require ditching the first bit of runoff. You can use it to pump yeast slurry into your ball jar in a sanitary manner.

I have used the baster start when racking out of the big barrel though since there's no autosiphon long enough for that.

I like the video though. Everyone should know how to start a sanitary siphon. One other trick you can use if you are not using a racking can is to push an extra foot or so of tubing into the donor vessel, put your thumb over the end, then pull out the tubing until there's liquid in the output hose.
I'm there with you- I got the autosiphon in my original kit from Midwest, and never looked back. It works just fine. I've never experienced any of the problems I've read about on the forums. A few items:

1. The Fermtech autosiphon I have uses a 5/16" diameter hose. It won't suck in any air.

2. When not in use, storing the inner cane and seal portion separately from the outer tube may prevent the seal from leaking. At least this is what I do, and so far, it works.

3. I don't really think that the autosiphon is designed to siphon hot liquids from boil pots into other vessels, as some people appear to be doing. My take on them is that they're only for use cold, when racking or etc.

In any event, if my autosiphon broke tomorrow, I'd just order a new one.

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Rico-- I'm with you. And I like to use my autosiphon as a wine thief for snagging samples.


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Old 10-19-2009, 04:39 AM   #15
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what is this "siphoning" that you speak of?

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