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Old 08-09-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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When using a wedge (or an appropriatly sized book) while transfering from a carboy, would it be advisable to stick the wedge under the carboy before or after starting the siphon? I know it's a silly question, but I've never used one and I'm looking to suck up as much clear beer as possible here!
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:48 PM   #3
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Yeah, you'll definately get better results if you let the beer settle before racking. Hours if possible.

 
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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Exactly what I was thinking. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:14 AM   #5
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I am pretty new to brewing but here is my thought, if you tip it with a wedge before hand you are letting more trub settle to the point too. I usally tip mine seconds before needed and having good luck with that

 
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:03 AM   #6
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Move the carboy to someplace high enough to get a siphon going the day before racking. I only tip the carboy towards the bottom corner where my racking cane is just as the beer level gets down to the trub. You can do it anytime the trub is settled well, but you have to be really gentle so you don't disturb it.
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