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Old 02-25-2007, 02:58 PM   #11
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Forgot to say that you might have trouble blowing through it because of the small filter size it would take considerable force. If you can lay your hands on a plastic syringe (the bigger the better) it will fit on the end perfectly. you could then depress the plunger rapidly and all the air should be forced through it. Im not sure what size of syringe you would need to start the syphon but as i said the bigger the better.

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Old 02-25-2007, 03:18 PM   #12
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I don't have a hepa filter and do this all the time. Your expired air probably does have some contaminates in it- but so does room air. I mean, you're siphoning it into your bottling bucket which is open to the same air that you are breathing in and out. You don't want to splash the beer around when you do it- but that's not because of bacteria-laden air, that's so you don't oxidize your beer. Your mouth never touches anything that touches the beer, so it's pretty safe. Unless you have bronchitis or pneumonia, don't worry!

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I don't have a hepa filter and do this all the time. Your expired air probably does have some contaminates in it- but so does room air. I mean, you're siphoning it into your bottling bucket which is open to the same air that you are breathing in and out. You don't want to splash the beer around when you do it- but that's not because of bacteria-laden air, that's so you don't oxidize your beer. Your mouth never touches anything that touches the beer, so it's pretty safe. Unless you have bronchitis or pneumonia, don't worry!
Im a great believer in emperical science, i guess the risk of contamination by this means isn't as great as some would have us believe, so not a problem then
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:22 PM   #14
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Takes a lot of PSI to get that going...your trying to push 5 gallons of liquid up, which in itself is more than 35 pounds...better off sanitizing a short piece of racking cane and putting it at the end of the drain line...suck on the end (insert joke here) and pull the cane piece away before the liquid reaches it...your lips are only on the cane piece and not on the drain piece = sanitized...been working for me for 10+ years. No need for autosiphon, CO2, etc., etc., etc.

Easy = easy!

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Old 02-25-2007, 09:44 PM   #15
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Thanks again all!
I was pretty worried about contamination by pulling the filter off. I hope it works out in the end!
The description on the B3 website makes it seem so easy...
Oh well!

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Takes a lot of PSI to get that going...your trying to push 5 gallons of liquid up, which in itself is more than 35 pounds...better off sanitizing a short piece of racking cane and putting it at the end of the drain line...suck on the end (insert joke here) and pull the cane piece away before the liquid reaches it...your lips are only on the cane piece and not on the drain piece = sanitized...been working for me for 10+ years. No need for autosiphon, CO2, etc., etc., etc.

Easy = easy!

Good luck.

That sounds like a good idea to me!
Maybe I'll give that a shot with my next batch!

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