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Old 03-28-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Sorry to post again! Just a question about auto-siphon!

I know I just posted the Apfelwine thread, but I had a semi-related but not entirely-related question. When I use my auto-siphon, I seem to have a LOT of aeration going on. If mine is like anyone elses, it is just a tube you stick in the wine/beer and pump to get the siphon action. Mine I have to continuosly pump to get the flow, and I get a TON of bubbles while siphoning. What am I doing wrong?

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Is the container you're siphoning from higher than the container you're siphoning to?

If it's not that, your tubing might be lose. Either use smaller tubing or get a clamp.

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If your tubing isn't a perfect match for the autosiphon, you can get some air sucked in. I use a worm-gear type hose clamp to get a good seal. It also helps to give the autosiphon a couple pumps to push all the air out of the tube before you just let it run.

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So if I get a clamp to make sure the seal is nice and tight, and I make sure I am siphoning into a lower container, I shouldn't need to pump more than a couple times, and it will do the rest?

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Yeah, two good pumps always does it for me.

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