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Old 12-10-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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I don't know if this has ever been done before, but I am growing weary of having to hold my auto siphon lest it fall to the bottom of the bucket and suck up trub or worse, get clogged and not siphon at all. So I came up with this simple device that rests on top of the bucket or carboy, holds the auto siphon straight up and down, and allows you to adjust the height due to the inevitable difference in trub thickness. Here is a picture of it. Let me know what y'all think about it.



The silver things are set screws to hold the auto siphon in place.

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Old 12-10-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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Just be careful tightening those set screws! Look for the ones with the little rubber knubs on the end.

Or just get an o-ring that fits snug over the siphon and you can adjust height by sliding it up and down.

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Old 12-10-2008, 01:51 PM   #3
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Nice build, but an old-fashioned clothespin and a rubberband works too

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Old 12-10-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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How does that work?

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Old 12-10-2008, 11:08 PM   #5
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What! SWMBO can't help out and hold it for you?

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Old 12-10-2008, 11:40 PM   #6
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SWMBO helps out enough as it is. She stirs extract while I pour, holds the grain bag open so I can pour the grains in, and caps bottles while I fill them. Besides, we like to chill and have a couple pints while the beer is racking, so it would be nice to have a hands free method.

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Old 12-11-2008, 12:06 AM   #7
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You guys must either be brewing 10+ gallons or you guys can drink like a sink drain... I've always considered racking with my auto-siphon to be pretty quick.

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Old 12-11-2008, 12:22 AM   #8
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It depends. If I happen to be drinking a really good IPA that day, I can put away 2-3 pints and smoke a cigarette while it's racking. Otherwise it's one pint and maybe start a second before it's done racking. However, in general, you've got pretty good odds that I'll be drinking IPA during any given drinking session, so the norm is 2 pints.

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Two different ways to hold an autosiphon up off the trub:

First for a carboy/better bottle:


Add a rubberband and it works for a better bottle or bucket:

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Old 12-11-2008, 01:55 AM   #10
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Hmmm, nifty. I tried tape the first time and it didn't go so well. I guess my little build is a moot point, then since I happen to have clothes pins and rubber bands laying around.

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