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> Fermtech Auto Siphon, The easiest way to siphon.
How would you rate the auto siphon?
How would you rate the auto siphon?
10 Excellent [ 52 ] ** [40.31%]
9 [ 27 ] ** [20.93%]
8 [ 22 ] ** [17.05%]
7 [ 7 ] ** [5.43%]
6 [ 2 ] ** [1.55%]
5 [ 5 ] ** [3.88%]
4 [ 2 ] ** [1.55%]
3 [ 4 ] ** [3.10%]
2 [ 3 ] ** [2.33%]
1 Awful [ 5 ] ** [3.88%]
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Bosco
post Jan 8 2005, 07:51 AM
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The auto siphon is a simple yet effective siphon starter. I like it because it's easy to use and clean. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)
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post Jan 8 2005, 11:39 AM
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Great tool to have.
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post Jan 8 2005, 12:27 PM
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I've owened 2 of these. I broke the first one. The second on I bought had a bigger diameter racking cane. Very fast. Almost too fast. I pitched it because it started sucking air and that pissed me off. Now I use the regular cane and hose set up.

I rate the Autosiphon a 6. Worth a try, but keep a standby.
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post Jan 8 2005, 08:10 PM
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Probably the best non-fundamental (ie, besides carboys, airlocks, etc) brewing purchase I've made.
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post Jan 8 2005, 09:27 PM
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One of the top 10 best upgrades I made for my system.
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post Jan 9 2005, 01:10 AM
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This thing is great. I have used it on all batches I have done and can't imagine doing it any other way.
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post Jan 10 2005, 08:03 AM
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QUOTE(tjthresh @ Jan 8 2005, 12:28 PM)
I've owened 2 of these.  I broke the first one.  The second on I bought had a bigger diameter racking cane.  Very fast.  Almost too fast.  I pitched it because it started sucking air and that pissed me off.  Now I use the regular cane and hose set up.

I rate the Autosiphon a 6.  Worth a try, but keep a standby.
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I love my AS, probably one of my best pieces of equiptment, saves alot of time and frustration. I also broke my original (cracked due to stupidity) and had the air problems, but with my second AS I decided not to pull the hose off each time and by doing so, I now have no air bubbles because the seal from the hose and racking cane is now very tight (I actually don't think I could take it off without breaking the racking cane).

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post Jan 10 2005, 08:38 AM
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I rated it a 5.... Easy to use and easy to scratch or crack.


cheers!
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post Jan 10 2005, 10:11 AM
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I rated it a 7, it nice to use when it works well. I have broken one after 30 min of use. I am not rough, they are just kind of flimsy. They certainly beat trying to start a siphon w/ water, mouth.

I find myself using it more as a pump after about 1/2 way through racking a 6.5 gallon carboy. It will not keep a siphon long. It certainly may be user error, but I have tried to eliminate as many varibles as possible.
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post Jan 10 2005, 06:59 PM
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I am indebted to Fermtech for producing a product so frustrating that it motivated me to find a better way to transfer beer.
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post Jan 10 2005, 07:13 PM
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I have used the AS twice now and trying to figure out why I bought it in the first place. I have no problem getting a siphon. For me it is easier to do it the old fashion way.
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post Jan 10 2005, 09:14 PM
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No brainer. 10
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post Jan 10 2005, 09:36 PM
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I have never had a problem with mine. Yeah, it does scratch or break fairly easily, but if you know that in advance, it is easy to maintain. Over 5 years I have had 3 of them. For <10 each and lasting 1yr+, I think it is well worth it. I may have to do the MTN setup though and see how that goes.
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post Jan 11 2005, 02:51 PM
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What a flimsy piece of crap. Works great until the inevitable breakdown. I went to a stainless racking cane and won't consider anything else.
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post Jan 11 2005, 06:22 PM
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I own a 1/2" model. I'm trying to develop a SS & copper model of this, so it won't break like the original.
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