Originally Posted by Carolinasimo
So I am fermenting my first batch, and I want to transfer it to a carboy to finish the fermentation. I know I need to use a siphon. I know a siphon came with my kit. What I dont know is how to use the damn thing. Any help would be appreciated.
Before you transfer, take a gravity reading using your hydrometer. When you have tested the gravity and have gotten two readings that are exactly the same, two days in a row, your beer is ready to be transferred.
Try this test before you use it on your beer.
Place the siphon tube in your sink filled with water. Place the tubing in a bucket on the floor. Draw the handle on the siphon up and down, you will see the water drawn into the siphon tube and it will exit into the bucket.
Before you use it on your beer, siphon some sanitizer through it.