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Old 12-05-2008, 06:41 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Mayday99;604081]Glad it turned out ok.

For siphoning, I have never used anything but one of these

Relatively inexpensive and so easy to use. And you don't have to worry as much about contamination.[/QUOTE

Auto Siphon has saved my ass with the first batch, I love that thing

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Old 12-07-2008, 10:56 PM   #22
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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

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Old 12-07-2008, 11:04 PM   #23
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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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Old 12-08-2008, 12:00 AM   #24
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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.

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Old 07-12-2009, 01:40 PM   #25
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What I've been doing is filling the tube with water to prime it. Probably not the most sanitary, but I've yet to have any problems.

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Old 07-12-2009, 09:30 PM   #26
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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.

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Old 07-23-2009, 05:18 PM   #27
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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!!!

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:36 AM   #28
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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

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Old 03-22-2014, 04:37 PM   #29
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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?


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Old 03-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #30
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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.

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