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Old 02-10-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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I am going to purchase an auto siphon from AHS. I do not currently have a racking cane? Do I need to purchase a racking cane as well?

 
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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No, you don't. The interior tube is a sort of racking cane.

 
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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No, the auto siphon should have everything you need. Each LHBS is different so you might need some tubing, but some include it I think.

 
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:23 PM   #4
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All you need is some 5/16" hose, and you'll be set.

 
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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I've seen auto-siphons listed as 3/8 when 5/16" really does work better. How about 1/2" auto-siphons; does 7/8" tubing work better or are they sized to 1/2" actually?
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I have a 1/2" auto siphon and the 1/2" tubing works great.

 
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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Thanks! I'm ordering one in my next BrewMasters warehouse order, my last (smaller) autosiphon somehow turned into a source for infection in my brews.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:03 PM   #8
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Always match size of the plastic hoses to the size of devices using the OUTSIDE diameter, it's just easier to remember.

Such as a 1/2 inch size racking cane needs 1/2" OD plastic tubing. A 3/8 inch size racking cane requires 3/8" OD plastic tubing.

At least that is how a True Brew Gold equipment starter kit labled it's contents on the outside of the box in my LHBS yesterday!

Don't go to Lowe's or HD and get 3/8" or 1/2" ID tubing, because it will let air in, losing its prime!

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