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Old 06-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Autosiphon didnt work, beer got airiated....

I think I ruined this batch... Somehow the Auto-siphon didn't work, I think I used a different tube to attach to it that didn't fit snugly so I couldnt create a total seal to maintain the siphon. So instead of finding the other tube I manually pumped it into my cornie. There were a good deal of bubbles in the tube. Has anyone else had this issue in the past?


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Old 06-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Its probably fine if its got the tiny bubbles.. Not ideal but definitely not ruined. I did that with my siphon thought it was broke till I put tighter hose on it. Lol


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Old 06-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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I've done the same with a couple batches. They turned out fine. I'm sure your will be delicious also.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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Next time, try pouring some sanitized water on top of your plunger. It makes a great seal, no bubbles in. If a few drops of water seep in, no harm.
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had this happen, caused me to have to buy another autosiphon as the first one did not make it through the flight across the kitchen
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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Invest in a hose clamp?=cheap or the right size tubing?=cheaper. I had issues when i tried to filter hops while siphoning had lots of bubbles the few batches this happened with me still -turned out normal and fine.
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Next time, try pouring some sanitized water on top of your plunger. It makes a great seal, no bubbles in. If a few drops of water seep in, no harm.
That's a good idea, I need to start doing that. I always have to pump the auto siphon a few times before I get a good flow. I should just pour a little star san solution into the top first.
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That's a good idea, I need to start doing that. I always have to pump the auto siphon a few times before I get a good flow. I should just pour a little star san solution into the top first.
Yep. It's amazing the difference it makes. Autosiphons are awesome, but are notoriously leaky.


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