I recently inherited a homemade CFC from a guy leaving town, and I forgot to ask him how to use it.
It hooks up to a garden spigot on the low end and the copper threads into my keggle on the high end of the spiral.
The questions I have are:
First, what is the best way to sanitize and store this thing?
Second, how do I start and maintain suction to drain/chill my wort?
I've been starting with it full of acid sani. and literally sucking it into a bucket until I start seeing wort then transfer it to my fermenter. Sometimes I lose suction, especially when i tint the brewpot to get the last ounces out. Then when I lose suction how do I get it started again without sucking on it. There's got to be a better way.
I feel silly asking this.