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Old 12-31-2006, 07:46 AM   #1
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Since we always have to sanitize the autosiphon I was looking for something to easily submerse it without a bunch of water. $2.99 a wallpaper box. They are 3-4 feet long and relatively shallow, perfect for quickly sanitizing that siphon. Just thought i'd share.

I dont know what they are called, but they are the little tubs you put wallpaper in to get it wet.

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Old 12-31-2006, 10:43 AM   #2
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I bought one the other day as well, perfect for the auto siphon.

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Old 12-31-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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I've been using one for quite a while now. Great idea.

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Old 12-31-2006, 01:30 PM   #4
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Yeah, I keep forgetting to pick up one of those. Thanx for the reminder.

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Old 12-31-2006, 02:00 PM   #5
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I used to use a wetting tray also, but my neighbor is an insulator and he got one of the pipefitters to get me a 3" diameter stainless tube. I just fillit with Starsan solution and drop it in. It's less messy because there's less chance of bumping it and having the liquid slosh all over. (I'm becoming a bit of a klutz in my bold age)

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Old 12-31-2006, 02:39 PM   #6
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Since we always have to sanitize the autosiphon I was looking for something to easily submerse it without a bunch of water. $2.99 a wallpaper box. They are 3-4 feet long and relatively shallow, perfect for quickly sanitizing that siphon. Just thought i'd share.
Thanks for the tip, I had been trying to come up with a solution for this as well.
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Old 12-31-2006, 03:00 PM   #7
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I just use my bucket...

BTW, either BYO or Zymurgy has an article on making a wooden frame/box to hold that wall paper tray steady. Specific details include carrying handles/recesses. You may want to look into it.

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Old 01-04-2007, 08:08 PM   #8
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Brilliant!

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I've been using a wallpaper tray to hold long items in sanitizer since I started brewing. It's also great to fill with sanitizer to hold bottles sideways in a queue when I'm bottling. Take one out, put another in the other side and push the bottles along. It ensures that each bottle has been soaked for a couple minutes in StarSan before I get to it.

I also use it to hold the majority of my small equipment for storage. I'd pretty much consider it to be an essential item for brewing.

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Old 01-04-2007, 08:32 PM   #10
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Hey great post, I was just thinking about getting a dedicated container last night when we were bottling.

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