I'm assuming that you've got a hose on your spigot and the end of the hose is below the bottom of the keggle? Remember, you're essentially siphoning once you get below the level of the spigot.Cheesefood said:What do you guys use as your spout-to-bottom-of-keggle pipe? (what the hell do you call that thing?) SHow me pictures. I'm using a 3.5" tall by 6" long copper L and it's not 100% impressing me.
It fails to cuddle with me in bed at night.Lil' Sparky said:Cheese, exactly what's "not impressing you" about your pickup tube?
Everyone needs a marketing ployColoradoXJ13 said:I cannot believe that they will get a patent for that, laboratories have been using water flow aspirator/vacuums for like 50 years....I guess it hasn't been applied to brewing yet...
Right, and I believe it has to be glass. Otherwise it'll start compressing a Better bottle?Cheesefood said:Can't use them with a bucket though, right?
Looked around forever and couldn't find one that didn't include a bunch of other fishy accessories so I decided screw it and bought it online. Under 10 minutes out of the keg to fermenter was worth it! Only problem is it starts to go too fast thru the CFC with my tap water heating up now.Cheyco Libre said:Petshops with lots of fish stuff sell them for around $5-8, even in Canada! Places which sell waterbed supplies do as well.
OK, you didn't say originally exactly what the problem was, just that you weren't impressed. Are you using some kind of filter or hopstopper that's getting clogged and breaking the siphon too early? What I'm really getting at is are you sure it's the pickup tube that's the problem? Will it drain the kettle empty if it's just water? If not, then the pickup tube isn't sealing right.Cheesefood said:It fails to cuddle with me in bed at night.
What the heck do you think isn't impressing me? It didn't slurp up enough wort from my barleywine and I'm a gallon short in my carboy.
A couple of great suggestions here. Good call on the drilling. I think that might be a problem with mine, that the trub on the bottom jams up everything else.Bobby_M said:...Because of this, I drilled about nine 1/8" holes around the circumference of the tube, right at the bottom. I leave maybe a half cup of wort behind. Of course, this is because the DIY hopstopper keeps it from clogging. Make sure your dip tube doesn't leak air where it meets the bulkhead. That'll kill a siphon quick.
I might need to look at doing some soldering.Bobby_M said:Mine is also 4" high but it has no affect on the siphon at all. It could be 10" high. It's all about how high the first air leak can be.
It is right above the weld where the skirt meets the bottom of the keg.Cheesefood said:Right, but how far from the bottom of the keggle is your bulkhead? Mine's about 3-4" high.