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Old 11-02-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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So my LHBS had a sale on 5gal BB with racking kit for 35 dollars and I picked one up. I plan on using it as a secondary to dry hop my IPA next week(or tell me if thats stupid and Ill just regular secondary it[or tell me if thats stupid and Ill just long primary it]). Anyways, I have filled up the BB with water to play with the racking adapter, and it seems like I cant get the liquid out of it if its below the white 1 inch diameter part(the part that goes through the BB wall) regardless of where I spin the filler tube to. I understand not racking the trub, but thats like 2.5-3 inches from the bottom, and thats got to be lots of good beer and apfelwein! What do the pros out here do to get the bottom thats not trub? I have thought about tilting it a bit but I'm looking for the smart way.


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Old 11-02-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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Do you have a hose on the spigot?


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No I do not, I have that little 2 or 3 inch tube on the inside, and for a test had nothing connected on the outside and just ran it off of my sink. If I have a hose and it is lower would that generated enough 'suction' so the little tube could pull liquid from wherever? That seems simple enough if it works.
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I think it should. You need a little more on the outside to get a siphon going to get it up from below the adapter.
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Yes, the side that is sucking has to be longer. The volume of liquid in the external side has to be greater than the internal side, more volume = more weight. Since the external side has more liquid, it will be heavier and then will draw the internal side towards it.


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