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Old 06-30-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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I currently have racking tube, siphon tube, and a plastic syringe that holds about 2 oz. It works Ok, but sometimes takes a couple of syringe 'pulls' to get a solid flow going.
Plus syringe is at bottom of siphon tube, so obviously once flow is started, I have to take out syringe quickly, causes a small mess and/or splashing.

I'd like to get an auto-siphon, from here
Austin Homebrew Supply

where should I begin? how do those work? is it basically same thing I have now, or something more effective?
1/2" or 3/8"?

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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autosiphons are awesome, you will never regret getting one! My Autosiphon is 3/8th inch diameter.


 
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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I think the autosiphon was the best gadget I have bought so far. No mess when siphoning, easy to clean, keeps the trub out and is super quick and easy to use. The only thing I don't like about it is that the inside tubes are slightly fragile but will not break as long as you treat them with a little respect. I would def get one. Mine is 3/8 and it works fine for a 5 gal batch.

 
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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ahh so nice to see it in action.. yeh I'm getting one of those!

 
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:51 PM   #5
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so does the auto siphon also act as the racking cane?

you just need siphon and loose siphon tube right?

 
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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auto siphon ftw!

 
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:01 PM   #7
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I was a big fan until mine no longer siphoned.

Now I just curse at it's worthlessness and debate buying another.

 
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:21 PM   #8
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Autosiphon, #3 on the most broken equipment list. And, the first that isn't made of glass.

 
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #9
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I bought one and I love it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:24 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Mine is 3/8th inch.
OUCH!

 
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