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Old 12-28-2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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Default how did I ever live without the Auto Siphon

I have been using a racking cane, that you prime with water and it was messy and I think I lost alot of beer. I recently purchased a brew pot on a classified and the guy asked me if I was interested in an auto siphon. I just about said no because my local brew supplier said he doesnt like them. It was only a few dollars so i took it. I cant understand why people dont like these it doesnt introduce oxygen into the wort, it sanitises like the racking cane, It is the coolest thing I have seen so why dont people like these? stumped!

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:07 AM   #2
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There's a lot of surface area to sanitize and they're just fiddly sometimes. I've moved on to racking with carboy caps but if it works for you then that's all that matters.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:09 AM   #3
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carboy caps? are those the ones you blow air into?

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They sure make transferring super easy! If you don't have half inch one just wait, sooooo much faster!

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I hear it's better than mouth siphoning but you can blow into the carboy with the second inlet while you put a racking cane and hose through the first one. If you keg you can use CO2 to apply pressure instead. I'm going to adapt a simple bicycle pump to apply the pressure without using my breath.

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OP, I agree with you. The auto siphon is one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century,

Okay, so I'm being slightly facetious, but I do love my auto siphon.

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My starter kit came with a 3/8 auto siphon so I never had to siphon the old fashioned way. Sure would like to get a 1/2 inch one though. I just got a second FV and have 2 batches arriving tomorrow to brew up.

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the speed increase from the 1/2in size is significant. if anyone is reading this and considering buying one go straight for the 1/2in model.

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Sold... guess I'll upgrade to the 1/2 inch before bottling time.

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Im not going for the 1/2 yet, I actually want to slow it down abit, I heard that the slower the flow the higher quality beer. no proof, but i'll give it a try!

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