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Old 02-11-2008, 05:04 AM   #11
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insert tip into liquid. blow hard, and then immediately suck in hard. let go fast and watch the liquid gush down into the pot.

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:07 AM   #12
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As cheap as an Autosiphon is, I can't see any reason not to invest in one. Go that route and save yourself a lot of headache.

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:08 AM   #13
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insert tip into liquid. blow hard, and then immediately suck in hard. let go fast and watch the liquid gush down into the pot.
Someone may have said it already, but never start a siphon with your mouth. The mouth contains far too many bacteria. Bacteria that you most likely dont want to introduce into your beer.

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As cheap as an Autosiphon is, I can't see any reason not to invest in one. Go that route and save yourself a lot of headache.
+1 I love my autosiphon!
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:11 PM   #14
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Someone may have said it already, but never start a siphon with your mouth. The mouth contains far too many bacteria. Bacteria that you most likely dont want to introduce into your beer.



+1 I love my autosiphon!
I will wrap my hand around the end of the tube and then suck through my fist (wow, that sounds like something from 8mm) when I start a manual siphon on the fly.

Just picked up an autosiphon and used it on my brew session this past Sunday. It seems worth the <10 bucks.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #15
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I use the same technique as found in the posted video, and I've never had a problem.

Lift hose up.
Fill with as much water as possible
drop in bucket.

Never had a problem, just be as quick as possible, as that prevents a "bubble" from forming at th highest point.

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:52 PM   #16
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Step 1: Buy autosiphon and 5 feet of tubing they cost about $7
Step 2: put full carboy or bucket up on counter
Step 3: put empty sanitized container on ground.
Step 4: follow directions on autosiphon

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Old 02-11-2008, 02:11 PM   #17
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I've been using the stock hoses etc.. put a turkey baster on the end of the hose and either suck it or use the baster to get the suction

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Old 02-11-2008, 02:26 PM   #18
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I went straight to the auto siphon when I started brewing...It's cheap and easy...

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Old 02-11-2008, 02:52 PM   #19
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I had trouble starting the siphon process last time as well. I just poured the beer in directly. I know that, ideally, it shouldn't be done that way, but it worked out just fine for me.

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Old 02-11-2008, 03:04 PM   #20
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I've been using a sanitized turkey baster which has worked well until last night and I couldn't get the damn thing to start after several attempts.

I'll be looking to get an auto-siphon soon.

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