Originally Posted by bbrim
You know if you fill the hose with water before you put it in the beer it will prime itself. There is never a need to use your mouth.
+1 Sanitary racking 101.
Been doing this since my second batch a few years ago. Just hold the hose end to the faucet, with the rest of the tubing and cane coiled in your other hand. Fill it up and put a (sanitized) thumb over the faucet end to avoid losing water.
Insert cane into beer, and start the siphon over a pan/splash bucket/jug/whatever. Stop the flow when you get beer and move the tubing to your carboy/bucket/keg.
Gawd, it's easier to do than to explain... LOL!