how to get extract into glass carboy

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timgman

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How on god's green earth am I SUPPOSED to (as opposed to the mess I just made) get my extract / wort into my glass carboy?
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ps if my wife saw the mess I just made I'd have alot more brew-time on my hands...hehehe
 

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Well, I have two different sized carboys, and two different sized funnels. Cost not much more than $5-7 bucks at your LHBS, or online stores like Norther Brewer, Midwest or Austin Homebrew. When I was doing 2 gal extracts I lift my brewpot and slowly pour in the funnel. Topped off with water the same way. Worked for me.

Hey, I've got a fiero... I'll trade for beer.
 
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I need a much LARGER funnel evidently... how large is yours?:
thanks....
Just got the wort off my hard wood floors... the wife will never know... until by fate shew finds this thread.. after I'm dead if 60 years...
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I have a real low tech funnel that works great. Take a two liter soda bottle, cut it off just below the shoulder, sanitize, and bingo, you are done. Saves a trip to the dollar store even. It fits perfectly into the mouth of a carboy and the opening is big enough that even fruit sludge will pass through easily.
 
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I have a real low tech funnel that works great. Take a two liter soda bottle, cut it off just below the shoulder, sanitize, and bingo, you are done. Saves a trip to the dollar store even. It fits perfectly into the mouth of a carboy and the opening is big enough that even fruit sludge will pass through easily.
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
I wish I asked this BEFORE I made this batch....
Geesh I had it righ in front of me the whole time....
MAN -o -MAN
 

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I have a real low tech funnel that works great. Take a two liter soda bottle, cut it off just below the shoulder, sanitize, and bingo, you are done. Saves a trip to the dollar store even. It fits perfectly into the mouth of a carboy and the opening is big enough that even fruit sludge will pass through easily.
SCORE!!!!!!!

Great idea!
 

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Who's using a funnel to move wort from your brew pot to a carboy?! :confused:

An autosiphon will do the trick. You will be happy you got one, or two...
 

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Well, that is kinda personal, but in the interest of helping, I will show you how how big mine is.



It is 12 inches and fits perfectly into the carboy neck.

Get it here for $7.25
+1 for the "expensive" funnel. These come with (or maybe you have to pay an extra buck for) a mesh screen that keeps a lot of your cold break, hops, etc. out of the fermentor, which is kind of nice. Also, they're big, and the long spout keeps the thing anchored in the carboy/bb, making it a lot easier to transfer the beer without an assistant.
 
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Well, I have two different sized carboys, and two different sized funnels. Cost not much more than $5-7 bucks at your LHBS, or online stores like Norther Brewer, Midwest or Austin Homebrew. When I was doing 2 gal extracts I lift my brewpot and slowly pour in the funnel. Topped off with water the same way. Worked for me.

Hey, I've got a fiero... I'll trade for beer.
I have a vette now but I've had 10 fieros ...they rule...:fro::tank::confused:
 

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+1 for the "expensive" funnel. These come with (or maybe you have to pay an extra buck for) a mesh screen that keeps a lot of your cold break, hops, etc. out of the fermentor, which is kind of nice. Also, they're big, and the long spout keeps the thing anchored in the carboy/bb, making it a lot easier to transfer the beer without an assistant.
I picked up a stainless canning funnel from farm/tool supplier for about $7. It's similar to the picture below and it came with a stainless screen that goes between the two halves. Works great and it is very stable on the neck of the carboy; it also gives great aeration to the wort going in the carboy.

 

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It fits perfectly into the mouth of a carboy and the opening is big enough that even fruit sludge will pass through easily.
Also works great with powders (like pouring dextrose into jugs when making Apfelwein).

edit --> and use the bottom part as a single-bottle-soaker to soak labels off.
 

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My wife never holds the funnel right. She lets it make a seal instead of tipping it a little, then some hot wort blurches up and scares her - every time.
 

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My wife never holds the funnel right. She lets it make a seal instead of tipping it a little, then some hot wort blurches up and scares her - every time.
Please tell me you're only pouring hot (less than 100 degree) wort into cold water that's already in your carboy. I've had a carboy bottom fall out on me from thermal shock and it was sitting in 2" of 130 degree water.
 
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