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Old 01-20-2008, 03:44 AM   #1
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I am a new brewer and I was looking through an online store and I ran across a Siphon Tap and Aerator. Are these two products worth it?

Thanks!

edit: here is the link - https://morebeer.com/view_product/15778/102214


 
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:46 AM   #2
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I haven't heard of a siphon tap, if you include a link, it might be worth checking out

 
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:37 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jacksonvillebrew
I am a new brewer and I was looking through an online store and I ran across a Siphon Tap and Aerator. Are these two products worth it?

Thanks!

edit: here is the link - https://morebeer.com/view_product/15778/102214

Any help? It seems like it would work but I am curious if anyone know first hand.

Thank you

 
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:36 PM   #4
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A lot of people, myself included, use the Auto-Siphon:

http://northernbrewer.com/siphon.html

It works great for starting a siphon, just remember to use 5/16" hose to get a good seal.

As for the aerator...I have one, but haven't used it in years. I just let the cooled wort splash into my primary when I transfer. It works just as well and it's free.

 
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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those seem like cool toys, but I wouldn't call them necessary. For aeration, just splashing it around alot when you are transferring to your fermenter works fine, and for straining one of these works well to put you hops in while you are boiling.

 
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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freind has one and says they work great especially keeping all the trub out, I would try it for 10 bucks, not sure if the aerator attachment works or not, its really cheap so why not try it

 
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:43 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sluggo
A lot of people, myself included, use the Auto-Siphon:

http://northernbrewer.com/siphon.html

It works great for starting a siphon, just remember to use 5/16" hose to get a good seal.

As for the aerator...I have one, but haven't used it in years. I just let the cooled wort splash into my primary when I transfer. It works just as well and it's free.
I have 5/8 OD - 1/2 ID tubing. So the 1/2" Autosiphon would be the one I would want?

Thanks again.

 
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:16 AM   #8
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I use the Siphon Sprayer and it works for me.

Here's a shot of it in action:



Lots'o'foam!


 
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:52 AM   #9
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I like carboy caps for siphoning -- they're simple, no moving parts, and easy to sanitize. Plus, if you use CO2 for kegging, you don't even need gravity's help. I see no reason why the products posted wouldn't work just fine, though.

 
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:27 AM   #10
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I have a siphon tap, it's specifically designed for siphoning from a brew kettle into a fermenter. I tried it a few times, and found it very difficult and awkward to start. Furthermore, cold break goes right through the plastic grid, nothing gets filtered out.

I consider it a poor implementation of a good idea.

 
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