two options. Using a carboy? You can buy a carboy cap, the kind with two openings on it, and blow in one end to start the siphon, basically, adding positive pressure to the "other end", to make the siphon go. Those cost about a buck fifty. The other option is to buy a siphon pump. Seriously. They're less than ten bucks. I started brewing "on the cheap" like most people, but the auto-siphon is nice enough it actually inspired a new brew-rule for me- I will not deal with a pain in the arse if a solution can be had for less than $10. There just comes a point that you're a fool for not taking the easy solution. No offense intended, but for less than $10 can you really justify not having one?tbulger said:i suck at racking (pun intended) is there any way to start a siphon with a turkey bastor?