Hey guys, I was racking my first brew from my primary to my secondary carboy just a few minutes ago and using my auto siphon. I just could not get it to work. It was like my primary elevation was too low, or the hose was not staying in the carboy's beer. I just keep mixing the beer with air over and over. I could not figure out the siphon problem. After about 1/5 of the beer was in the carboy from me just pumping the auto-siphon and sloshing it around, it eventually got a good flow going. I looked to see what was different, and my hand was on the hose thats connected to the racking cane. Evidently, my hose didn't fit just right and was sucking air into the system. I think I'm going to put a hose clamp on it for future use.
So my question is, how will this affect my first brew? 1/5 of the whole carboy was just sloshing beer around inside, completely aerating the system. It was terrible and I was getting so upset, haha. Then I had a beer, calmed down, and noticed my equipment malfuntion.
So, what do you think?
Thanks for all your help guys,