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Zero0 02-18-2013 04:51 PM

Racking to secondary - too short autosiphon
So I just started brewing last week. Beer has been fermenting for a week and I need to rack it to my secondary. My problem: My store sold me a too short autosiphon, it does not even go halfway down into my 25L glass carboy.

What other way is there to transfer my beer into my secondary vessel? Earliest I can get a bigger autosiphon is next Friday, which is a bit late in my opinion.


brewinchef_fairfax 02-18-2013 04:54 PM

Just put the carboy on a chair and raise it up to the right level.. Then get a longer hose for next time.

Cbaddad 02-18-2013 04:58 PM

It won't be too late. Many guys here leave their beer in primary either the whole time or for at least 3 weeks.

If you really must rack it, waiting until Friday will not make a difference.

Just to understand: it is the tubing coming off the autosiphon that is short right? You can also just go to the hardware store to get some other tubing. Get 4 feet of it and you won't have a problem.

Zero0 02-18-2013 05:06 PM

My carboy is 55cm tall and the autosiphon only 33cm (the hard plastic part), tubing is long enough. I guess I'll wait till Friday, hope the beer isn't infected after messing around with it. Thanks for the advice.

brewinchef_fairfax 02-18-2013 11:54 PM

So you're saying that your auto-siphon wont go to the bottom of your primary? I think all you have to do is place the siphon in the primary and draw the siphon portion with the plunger all the way to the top and then pump the top of the siphon. While fully extended it should be long enough.

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