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Old 04-29-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Can this type of siphon used for beer brewing? (obviously..it will be sanitized)

Can this be used to transfer the wort to the fermenting bucket?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Auto-Siphon-V...-/261103272996

It is actually for fish tanks...but it looks just perfect.


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Old 04-29-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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I wouldn't. That type of siphon, if used as it is, would pull all kinds of yeast and trub.That's what it is designed to do. Get an auto-siphon that is designed for home brewing.


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Old 04-29-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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It looks like it could, as long as it wasn't hot (since we don't know what kinda plastic its made with-don't want it melting or more importantly, leaching chemicals into hot wort).

Like the post above said it'll take a lot of the trub, break, etc with it so honestly it might just be easier to get an auto siphon since they are similar in price.
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That one gets the mulm & uneaten food,etc out of the gravel & dups it into that net thing off th the side. The silty stuff in beer would go right through it.
I used to use one simpler than that for my aquariums when I bred tropicals.
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Just an interesting fact on these, back in Uni I one got a friend to use an old, well used one as a beer bong. He was not happy when he realised 😆


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