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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2003 * December 31,2003 * Auto-Siphon Procedure < Previous Next >

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Mike McNeil (24.129.17.181)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 03:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anybody have a quick tutorial on the proper use of the Auto-Siphon. I bought one awhile back and haven't used it yet. In the meantime lost the instructions. Bottling tomorrow afternoon and wanted to give it a try.

Do you raise the submersed intake up and down or the outlet hose to get the siphon going? I recall it being something along those lines.

THANKS!
 

Jim O'Conner (64.70.24.207)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

1. Attach hose to racking cane.
2. Push racking cane into siphon tube, but don't push it clear to the end. Leave it about 14"-18" from the end.
3. Put siphon tube with racking cane all the way into carboy, and put other end of hose into your bottling bucket.
4. Push cane quickly downward all the way into tube and smile. Your auto siphon is working.
 

Nick Shore (132.41.120.2)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Put the bottom of the Auto-Siphon on the bottom of the container you are transferring out of and push the racking cane down. Otherwise the bottom will pop off and you have to figure out another way to transfer your beer. Happened to me until I reread the instructions.
 

Nick Shore (132.41.120.2)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dang, you beat me to it.
 

Mike McNeil (24.129.17.181)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 02:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I own one of the plunger type devices you guys describe. Mine called the Carboy Tap. I see on the web that there is an Auto Siphon device out there that is similar.

However, I may have the name wrong, but the one I'm referring to is the same one that Bill Pierce and a few others always rave about. Has something like a brass ball-valve intake mechanism attached to a length of vinyl hose.

Anybody out there know what I'm referring to?
 

John Shaw (208.24.179.207)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 02:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ahhh, the Super Siphon. I don't have one, but here's a link to the product and directions on the web.

http://www.supersiphon.com/
 

big earl (209.222.26.27)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you may need a hose-clamp, some tubing is looser around the racking-tube than others
 

Mike McNeil (24.129.17.181)
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 02:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks all! Sorry for the misnomer guys. Appreciate the info.

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