Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Auto-siphon mod related questions
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
Yesfan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yesfan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 969
Liked 86 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 305

Default Auto-siphon mod related questions

I didn't know where to post this, so since auto-siphons are the primary tool in this section, I figured it would be here. I also did a few searches on what I'm wanting to do, but no luck.


I have the basic auto-siphon that came with my Northern Brewer starter kit, the 5/16". I had an idea of putting a small section of tubing on the racking cane part with a male thread end to accept a swivel nut. Then I could use two pieces of tubing that would screw to the racking cane. One that's just bare tubing that I would lay flat in the bottom of my bottling bucket, and the other would have a swivel nut on the end for a liquid ball disconnect for keg transfers.

The issue is, I can't find a male connector to use on the racking cane end. I have plenty of extra swivel nuts, so thought maybe just use that and a female to female coupler. I didn't have any luck looking for those at my Lowe's or Home Depot. Any ideas on that?

The only other options I see is either buy a second auto-siphon or a second racking cane for my siphon, but I'm confused on the sizes. I see 5/16" (Northern Brewer) and 3/8" (Brewmasters Warehouse) that look like the same thing. Also, is the "pump" part of the auto-siphon the racking cane, or is the phrase 'racking cane' just another name for an auto-siphon? Thanks for any help.


__________________
"There is no right way to brew. The journey to finding out what works best for you is 99% of the hobby. Ethanol is the other 1%" - Bobby M

Nooga Strong
Yesfan is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
JoeSpartaNJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 387
Liked 22 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

It depends on what you are looking to achieve. Siphon technology is pretty straight forward. To me, any mods to what is currently available would be a waste of resource as opposed to the costs and efforts involved.


JoeSpartaNJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:28 AM   #3
RoundKid
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 156
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Look for the male piece at a local hardware store. That is where I buy all those fittings. Both lowes and HD don't have them buy the tiny Ace Hardware does.
RoundKid is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #4
Yesfan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yesfan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 969
Liked 86 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 305

Default

Ace didn't even cross my mind. I'll check them tomorrow. Thanks.
__________________
"There is no right way to brew. The journey to finding out what works best for you is 99% of the hobby. Ethanol is the other 1%" - Bobby M

Nooga Strong
Yesfan is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 02:33 AM   #5
BetterSense
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Richardson, Texas
Posts: 1,024
Liked 54 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Why use an auto-siphon for keg transfers? Use CO2 and push the beer.
BetterSense is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 03:08 AM   #6
Yesfan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yesfan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 969
Liked 86 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 305

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterSense View Post
Why use an auto-siphon for keg transfers? Use CO2 and push the beer.
I'm talking about when racking from primary fermentation (bucket or carboy) to a keg, not from another keg. Instead of pulling a dripping hose from the keg after transfer, all I would have to do is just unhook the siphon from the liquid ball lock once the fermentor was emptied.
__________________
"There is no right way to brew. The journey to finding out what works best for you is 99% of the hobby. Ethanol is the other 1%" - Bobby M

Nooga Strong
Yesfan is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
JDGator
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Powassan, Ontario
Posts: 733
Liked 59 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

You will need to leave the top off the keg when filling. I think you will create a pressure lock. What goes in, must come out. I like the idea but i dont think its worth the effort either. But i say try it and let us know if we are wrong.
JDGator is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
RoundKid
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 156
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

You don't have to leave the top off, just open the pressure release or put a gas pop-it on with nothing attached.
RoundKid is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 07:31 PM   #9
JDGator
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Powassan, Ontario
Posts: 733
Liked 59 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Really what difference does it make. Something has to be open.


JDGator is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
siphon from Ferm bucket to Bottling bucket without Auto-Siphon Dawgbrew Bottling/Kegging 17 05-29-2014 11:59 AM
Auto siphon questions Jeepinctbrewer General Techniques 4 09-08-2012 09:13 PM
Auto Siphon questions.... ridebadger Equipment/Sanitation 14 03-31-2008 11:35 PM
Auto-Siphon & bottle rack questions mwndragon Equipment/Sanitation 7 10-09-2007 12:29 AM
Auto Siphon New2HomeBrew Equipment/Sanitation 14 09-13-2007 06:09 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS