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Old 03-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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my auto-siphon must have had a bad seal to the hose and I kept losing my siphon and had to keep pumping the auto-siphon to regain suction/siphon. do you think that my batch is going to be too aerated after this? ruined batch?

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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Your beer will be fine.

Check for hairline cracks on your autosiphon. I've already been through one, and I see issues developing with my current one as well.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Or get smaller tubing. A lot of people have been getting 3/8" tubing with their autosiphons which is just a bit loose. I use 5/16" and it seals like a champ.

There are also clamps you can use to tighten down your existing tubing. Revvy will probably come along in a minute and post a picture of the clamp he uses.

But yeah, your beer will be fine.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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Your beer will be fine, it takes a LOT of O2 to ruin it, I heard someone on basic brewing years ago say that our beer is hardier than most of our bonehead mistakes.

Anyway as to your autosiphon issue with some hoses I found that you need a clamp where the hose and the plastic meet.

I use these.

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:56 PM   #5
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Also many times you can pinch the hose just past the end of the racking cane, and burp the air pocket out.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:48 PM   #6
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I use these.

So, where do you get them?

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