Originally Posted by sportscrazed2
alright so i should be alright since i continuously pumped? i had the fermenter right next to the bottling bucket so that could have been my problem. next time i will put fermenter on table and bottling bucket on a chair or something. i used muntons tabs because it seemed easier and they only cost me $3.
A siphon only works when the output (the end of the hose in your bottling bucket for instance) is physically lower than the input (the tip of your autosiphon). The greater the distance between these two, the faster it will flow.
In other words, you can put your fermenter on top of a phone book next to the bottling bucket and get a slow flow, or put it up on top of the table for a much quicker flow. Just remember faster, isn't always better (too fast and you could possibly get some aeration you don't want at this point) but you can use the height difference to your advantage, such as moving the fermenter down closer to the bottling bucket towards the end if you want to slow it down and try to avoid getting trub (sediment) in your bottling bucket.