I didn't know where to post this, so since auto-siphons are the primary tool in this section, I figured it would be here. I also did a few searches on what I'm wanting to do, but no luck.
I have the basic auto-siphon that came with my Northern Brewer starter kit, the 5/16". I had an idea of putting a small section of tubing on the racking cane part with a male thread end to accept a swivel nut. Then I could use two pieces of tubing that would screw to the racking cane. One that's just bare tubing that I would lay flat in the bottom of my bottling bucket, and the other would have a swivel nut on the end for a liquid ball disconnect for keg transfers.
The issue is, I can't find a male connector to use on the racking cane end. I have plenty of extra swivel nuts, so thought maybe just use that and a female to female coupler. I didn't have any luck looking for those at my Lowe's or Home Depot. Any ideas on that?
The only other options I see is either buy a second auto-siphon or a second racking cane for my siphon, but I'm confused on the sizes. I see 5/16" (Northern Brewer) and 3/8" (Brewmasters Warehouse) that look like the same thing. Also, is the "pump" part of the auto-siphon the racking cane, or is the phrase 'racking cane' just another name for an auto-siphon? Thanks for any help.