TTYTT (to tell you the truth....) I've used an Autosiphon my entire brew career, illustrious as it's been, and am sub-pleased with it. Sure, it gets the beer a'flowin quickly and easily with no mouth contamination. Sure, it's easy to direct the 'in' end of the tube near trub-level at the end of the transfer. But here's what they don't tell you: the little bugger doesn't like to hang where I put it in carboys, so I always end up suckin some trub. The pumping required to get the flow going can, if I'm not careful, aerate the crap out of the beer. I'm only really concerned with this when I'm going to secondary or keg. Come to think of it that's the only time I use the thing anymore....and come to think of it a little more, I only use it to transfer to secondary. Anyway, I always end up with a little train of foamy bubbles running up the hose to the bend in the racking cane, getting stuck there and stopping flow. I have no idea how it happens, but I feel it's something to do with me not watching where the beer level is in regards to the business end of the siphon. Ah well, it's handy to have around and works pretty good for directing where exactly you're siphoning from.
So, how'd your brewday go, and what'd ya make? Kyle