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EddieWess

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I bought an autosiphon and it works great. I've only used it once, to siphon from the bucket into the carboy after pouring the wort into the bucket and into the 1 1/2 gallons of cold water. I do have one concern. When siphoning from the bucket to the carboy I had to leave the lid off of the bucket. Later on when I want to go secondary, I will siphon from the carboy into the bucket, clean and sanitize the carboy and siphon back into the carboy for secondary fermentation. So everytime I have to siphon from the bucket I have to leave the lid off, is this ok?

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sidneysaintpe

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You are OK, no need to worry. Just be sure to sanitize the carboy or bucket each time you transfer back and forth (you seem to already know this).
 

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Just remember that people have been brewing for centuries. While sanitizing is important more often than not you'd have to do something bad in order for there to be a problem. Do your best to keep things clean and sanitized and don't fret over the details.
 

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I usually spray sanitize the lid and let it rest on the bucket, as much as the siphon will allow.
 

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