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Old 03-30-2007, 04:20 PM   #21
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One note to add -- the t-siphon DOESN'T work as well with really long siphon hoses. I found I had to pinch below the tee and then suck to get the siphon action going with a longer (>5 foot) siphon length. Then it worked fine.

 
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:40 PM   #22
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That was one of the questions I was going to ask earlier. How do you create suction when the outflow hose is open to air. Obviously the quick pinch of the hose is an easy fix.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:51 PM   #23
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That was one of the questions I was going to ask earlier. How do you create suction when the outflow hose is open to air. Obviously the quick pinch of the hose is an easy fix.
With shorter hoses (or presumably thinner diameter hoses), it wasn't an issue -- all it took was one quick suck on the hose to get the liquid moving. But with longer hoses, I couldn't do it. Had to pinch below the tee.

 
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #24
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One note to add -- the t-siphon DOESN'T work as well with really long siphon hoses. I found I had to pinch below the tee and then suck to get the siphon action going with a longer (>5 foot) siphon length. Then it worked fine.
Not to belabor the point, but I kind of thought this part was a given.
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:23 PM   #25
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Should you be concerned about aerating the wort as it passes by the tee? Not sure I like that part. Maybe there's a cheap way to put a twist-off valve or something right at the tee.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:30 PM   #26
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I have used this T method now for a while... but I just broke my racking cane, so I might as well get an autosyphon!

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:22 PM   #27
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Thats awesome.

If and when I break my autosiphon, that will definitely be the replacement.

- magno

That is almost verbatim what I was going to say... I already have the flyguy MLT, I can't wait for whatever is next!

Just now realizing this is an old thread... Perhaps there is a new invention out there already?

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:37 PM   #28
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I never had an autosiphon...but...I don't know.

It just won't be the same if I can't walk around the house with a racking cane & hose filled with tap water...dripping all over the floor...my SWMBO yelling at me...spilling it half the time, and starting over and then getting a mediocre "suck".

Yep. This definitely makes way too much sense for me.

 
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:56 PM   #29
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Looks good but I'll stick with the carboy cap method.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:00 PM   #30
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I congratulate you on your inginuity, but why do you find the autosyphon difficult to clean?

To clean/sanitize and autosyphon all you have to do is put it in a bucket of sanitizer and pump it once to get the hose filled up and let it sit.

I think your contraption (which is a variation of a simple sprayer) would be more difficult (with more parts) to clean/sanitize.
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