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Old 02-25-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
85 Haro Designs
Jan 2008
Central PA
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Please forgive the noobs questions but I'm about to place an order for an auto-siphon and want to be sure I get the right thing.

If I'm going to be siphoning out of my 6.5 G glass carboy (primary) into a 5 G glass carboy for secondary - would it be easier with the larger 1/2" auto-siphon (less time). I did a search and it seems like most people are using the 5/16" sized auto-siphon.

Just want to be sure I order the right thing.

Oh yeah, almost forgot - how much tubing will I need to make the transfer?
Primary - American IPA (brewed 01/13/10)
Primary#2 - Empty
Secondary - Empty
Bottled - Irish Stout, Wooly Booger
On Deck - Weizenbeer

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Old 02-25-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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I would go with the 1/2" autosiphon. I have a 5/16" and have been wishing they made a larger diameter one, I wasn't aware they did.

5/16" is just too slow or perhaps I am just too impatient.
MATT - 65g in 2k8
3rd Circle Brewery

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Figurin' to do - Oatmeal Stout, Gueuze, Belgian Blonde, Mild, English Pale Ale, Weizenbock

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