So, this is not my first batch of beer, but my first batch in over 10 years. Somehow, I was able to make beer when I was 19 (live in Canada), but now (over 30) for some reason I'm having troubles.
After transferring from my primary to my secondary, my siphon stopped about 8 times. While transferring back from the secondary to prepare for priming, I had the same issue. I was transferring using the bottle filler wand. I was just about ready to quit and dump my batch out. It was the 4th time the siphon stopped, and I pulled off the wand, sucked the end of the tube (I know, bad idea) and started the siphon.
As you might guess, the siphon continued along just fine until the end. So now I know my bottle filler is introducing bubbles into the siphon hose. My question is, how do I prevent this so that I can use this %#$* wand to fill my bottles.