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February 9, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Pros: Wonderful item, works great.
Cons: Certain brewing sanitizers will craze (micro-crack) the plastic. Can lose its seal over time.
Recommended? YesGreat item!
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Tough to clean/dry out
Recommended? YesI started out without the Autosiphon, and after I bought one I couldn't believe how easy it was to use. One or two pumps and my siphon was flowing. The only downside I've found so far is that it is tough to dry after cleaning. I let it sit for a few days, but it was still somewhat wet. All in all, however, I would recommend this product.
December 29, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Pros: Makes it easy to start a siphon.
Cons: A siphon isn't that hard to start.
Recommended? NoI found the Autosiphon difficult to keep clean, and easy to break. Making a T-siphon as described in this post http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/flyguys-t-siphon-3-replacement-autosiphon-25774/
November 16, 2011 at 09:56 AM
Pros: no more fiddling to get siphon started. more sanitary to restart a lost siphon
Cons: leaves a bit more liquid in container...wont siphone down as low
Recommended? YesHow did I live/brew without one of these? Getting a siphon started and keeping it going was a bain sometimes...with this thing, its just a few pumps and its going. if I lose siphon for some reason, its just a quick to start back up. If you arent using one, you're working too hard.
Pros: It pumps and will start a siphon.
Cons: I thought the siphon was sucking air, but the "problem" was the carbonation of my cider. The bottom valve does leak and renders the siphon useless to use with a hydrometer.