Tips for transferring from pot to carboy - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Tips for transferring from pot to carboy
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-26-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
dukesbb37
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Durham, NC
Posts: 130
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



Hey guys, ive given up on the bucket and dumping straight from the pot to the carboys... For my first try i attempted to siphon it all and my racking cane kept getting clogged with crap. Even with the black tip thingy

Next i tried pouring it in my funnel... but i do full boils and 5 gallons of wort was too hard to pour with one hand (i had to hold the funnel with the other)

Anyone have a technique for either 1)siphoning without clogging. or 2) something to hold the funnel still ?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:25 AM   #2
acuenca
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Gainesville, Fl
Posts: 366
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


You can put cheese cloth on the end of your autosiphon and/or whirlpool then siphon. Search for the technique and it work well.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
downtown3641
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 571
Liked 94 Times on 42 Posts


Whirlpool. Basically, just stir the heck out of the wort in a circular motion until the hop and break material settles into the center of the pot. You'll be able to siphon around the outside.
__________________
Kegged: Dusseldorf Altbier, Mild
Up next: Belgian Wheat/Rye, Kolsch

Brak23 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:32 AM   #4
Gunrunner
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Windsor, ca
Posts: 188
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Drill a hole in your pot and put a weldless valve in your pot. Does not cost a lot and it will work.
__________________
The Gunrunner
If you are going to be stupid then you better be tough.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:59 AM   #5
helibrewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
helibrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 3,705
Liked 299 Times on 254 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by gunrunner View Post
drill a hole in your pot and put a weldless valve in your pot. Does not cost a lot and it will work.
+1
__________________
Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Primary:
Brite Tank/Lagering:
Kegged: Sour Saison, Pale Ale, Aggie Ale, Firestone DBA, De Koninck Blonde
Bottled: Belgian Quad (Grand Reserve), Derangement (Belgian Dark Strong)
On Deck: Pliny the Younger

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 01:34 AM   #6
djfriesen
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Posts: 1,188
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts


Throw a grainbag in if you're doing 5 gallon batches. Easiest, cheapest way I've found so far.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 01:38 AM   #7
Cimerian
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Hillsboro, TN
Posts: 282
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by downtown3641 View Post
Whirlpool. Basically, just stir the heck out of the wort in a circular motion until the hop and break material settles into the center of the pot. You'll be able to siphon around the outside.
This is exactly what I do. I rarely ever have a problem with a clog. Just stir in one direction and get the wort moving really good then cover it for 30 min. All that crap just settles into the center.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 02:03 AM   #8
frankstoneline
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
ellensburg, washington
Posts: 378
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Install a valve, use a hop sock and whirlpool, this will help dramatically. I try not to remember my days of siphon use sans hop socks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 02:06 AM   #9
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Solway, MN
Posts: 9,292
Liked 1585 Times on 1259 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by dukesbb37 View Post
Hey guys, ive given up on the bucket and dumping straight from the pot to the carboys... For my first try i attempted to siphon it all and my racking cane kept getting clogged with crap. Even with the black tip thingy

Next i tried pouring it in my funnel... but i do full boils and 5 gallons of wort was too hard to pour with one hand (i had to hold the funnel with the other)

Anyone have a technique for either 1)siphoning without clogging. or 2) something to hold the funnel still ?
Why have you given up on the bucket? Many of us use the buckets and make very good beer and we find it easier to pour the wort in, easy to collect a hydrometer sample, and easy to clean. Buckets come with nice carrying handles and don't require emergency surgery if we happen to drop one or pout wort in that isn't cool.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 02:22 AM   #10
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Posts: 11,943
Liked 491 Times on 427 Posts


Add a ball valve and make it a kettle. It makes brew-day so much easier (at least for me it has). Use quick-connects/disconnects on the ends of the valves, and what they lead to and it's even easier. I have those on all my brewing hardware from the keggle mash tun to the March pump, plate chiller and even HLT. I also have ball valves in the mash tuns I made from coolers (one is being used by my brew-buddy, looking to sell the larger one).

BTW, having a ball valve installed for the brew kettle (or boil kettle) also opens up using either a CFC or plate chiller to cool the wort. Not something you can do with a siphon.

BTW, RM-MN, I also gave up on buckets, and carboys, for my beers some time ago. I've migrated to sanke kegs. IMO, so far better than either glass or plastic fermenters that it's not even funny. Plus, the two built-in handles makes it very easy to carry/move them.


__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transferring from fermentation bucket to carboy Wulfonce Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-12-2010 02:04 AM
n00b ? transferring wort to carboy? coachburke14 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 01-23-2010 01:50 AM
Transferring the Wort Into the Carboy piernas Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 10-11-2009 08:30 PM
Any tips to getting all the beer out of the carboy? AllGoNoShow Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-24-2008 04:11 AM
Transferring to bottles Mr_Turtlehead Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 01-06-2006 03:09 PM


Forum Jump