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Old 07-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #161
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I'm going to try this into my plastic primary, got it in the other day and just waiting for a brew day. I'm hoping to have a similar effect when I pour the wort in.

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Not to burst your bubble before you use it, but be prepared for it to clog. I have one and have tried to use it twice over the years. Both times it clogs pretty quick with hot break/cold break and hop debris.

Just thought I would mention it so you keep an eye on it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #162
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Not to burst your bubble before you use it, but be prepared for it to clog. I have one and have tried to use it twice over the years. Both times it clogs pretty quick with hot break/cold break and hop debris.

Just thought I would mention it so you keep an eye on it.
Yeah it does. I have to watch it constantly! Using a drain and tube helps to wash the trub away from the filter to the wort can pass through though. Just pouring it in doesn't work really well.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #163
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Should my Venturi leak when starting off? Tried this today by strangling a section in the middle of my PVC transfer tube with 2 jubilee clips and I pierced a hole between the clips with a heated paper clip. It seemed to work when it gets going but leaked a little when starting (just did a dummy run with water). Is this normal?

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #164
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Should my Venturi leak when starting off? Tried this today by strangling a section in the middle of my PVC transfer tube with 2 jubilee clips and I pierced a hole between the clips with a heated paper clip. It seemed to work when it gets going but leaked a little when starting (just did a dummy run with water). Is this normal?
yeah. you can cover the hole when you start pumping if the leak bothers you. if you are siphoning that can be a little tricky but if you're only opening a ball valve if shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #165
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Made one of these by using a small section of copper in the middle of my transfer tube. Drilled a 1 mm hole in it. Transfer tube is1/2 inch and copper is about 8mm inner diameter. Damn thing just leaked all the time. I'm wondering if the flow from theboiler needs to be full on to achieve the Venturi effect? Only filled boiler about 1/3. Do you need a good head of pressure for this to work?

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #166
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Yeah I'd just open it wide. Used this many times and never had leaks other than starting the siphon.

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #167
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Thanks tre9, must do another test run with more water an see what happens

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:21 PM   #168
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Hey Guys,

I read a fair chunk of this thread, very clever stuff!

I have figured my own version which requires nothing more than drilling 2 holes in a little bottler, and the great news is that the little bottler still works 100%!

Drill hole 1/4 way up Little Bottler adapter, push the wand fully home, drill again through same hole, so this time through the wand.

Little bottler - with holes misaligned.
Aerator - with holes lined up!

Here it is...

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #169
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where do you place this section of racking cane at in the process?

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #170
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I used this on a Coopers kit to aerate the water top-up which is fermenting now.
For AG, I guess I could use it to syphon from boiler to fermenter, up to now I have relied upon a hefty pour with good results.

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