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Old 02-15-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
Feb 2009
San Luis Obispo, CA
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I dont have a sipphon starter.

Can I use star san solution or vodka or something? Or should I just use boiled water?

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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Use whatever water/sanitizer solution you're using to sanitize things. I always have either a bucket or sink filled w/ sanitizing water whenever I do anything related to brewing/racking/bottling, etc. Then fill it w/ this sanitizing water. drain into some other item to start the siphon until beer comes out, then stop the flow w/ a pinch or the like, and move it to the second container.
Fermenting/Kegged/Bottled NONE :( I moved to the NW and haven't had time to setup my brew rig since! (but hey, I'm in the Pacific NW so there's so much awesome beer I don't need to brew it as much hah!

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Old 02-16-2009, 12:31 AM   #3
Jan 2009
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I fill mine with tap water, drain it into a bowl until the beer starts flowing, then move over to whatever I'm racking to.

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Old 02-16-2009, 12:38 AM   #4
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I used to use starsan, prior to getting an autosiphon. That was the best $8 i ever spent.

What ever you do, make sure what you use is "no rinse", don't use bleach water.
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only the $500,000 strippers can handle the load.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:41 AM   #5
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Water also works.
Drunking: All kinds of stuff.

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