Does anyone know if these autosiphons displayed on this thread (I believe it's the Fermtech Autosiphon) will fit into a one gallon jug (a milk jug)? Thanks
Fermtech make a mini autosiphon for just that purpose..
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Thanks Revvy - I saw that on a site, but I just started on the home-brewing adventure and I don't plan on using milk jugs forever - I'm planning on making bigger batches with bigger containers later on. I just wanted to know if the normal autosiphon would work for both bigger containers (such as Better Bottles) and milk jugs so that I don't have to buy two autosiphons.
I have a dirty confession to make, I've siphoned my last 7 or 8 batches with my mouth, and have yet to have an infection, and yes I know this is totally bad practice and prone to disaster, but hey it'll be my bad if I do get a bad batch.
If you put your time into sanitation, your brew day will be very forgiving. Just imagine how much better your future beers will be, if you think this one tastes all right. Its all downhill from here!!!
When putting my airlock onto my primary fermenter after checking gravity some water trickled into my beer from my sanitized airlock. Should I worry about this skulking my brew? This is my first batch and I don't want to mess up 5 gallons of dogfish head 60 min IPA or I'm gonna be passed. Please let me know if a few drops of water will meet up my brew. And in the future should I wait to fill airlock with water until airlock is in place? Thank you
During my first brew when moving to secondary fermentor my auto siphon stopped siphoning about 3/4 of the way down. I could not siphon anymore and had to pour the rest in. How much will this aeration affect the final product?
Since it is your first brew, you will quite possibly drink it all before the oxidation damage causes too many problems. Also, if you are bottling and using priming sugar or the like to naturally carb and bottle condition, the yeast will use some of that oxygen to do its job.