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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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DaZiesmer
post Jan 11 2005, 09:31 PM
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love it.
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post Jan 13 2005, 01:24 AM
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This should be the first accessory that you purchase. I never brew without it.

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post Jan 13 2005, 09:40 AM
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QUOTE(Triple Freak @ Jan 11 2005, 06:23 PM)
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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Triple, would love to see your specs when you finish, an SS model would be nice.

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post Jan 17 2005, 06:06 AM
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Nice gadget. Easy to use . Easier to break I will buy one of Trple Freaks SS models when available.
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post Jan 18 2005, 07:01 PM
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I gave it an 8. It only loses points because how cheap the plunger portion seems. I have a plastic racking cane that I warped with hot wort early in my brewing career (hey plastic doesn't work with super hot stuff!). It is still intact, though disfigured, and still works fine to rack. My first autosiphon broke by pulling the hose off. The seal wasn't THAT tight, because I easily pulled the broken portion of the plunger out.

That being said, I will continue to use one. Yeah, I wish I could get a copper or SS version of the plunger. I could probably just make one out of a SS racking cane if I got the desire strong enough. Still, the reduction in risk of infection by using the auto-siphone instead of a racking cane is huge, I think. It's easier and quicker to start, and does not involve sucking or using another substance to start to the siphon. MtnBrewers setup looks like a truly ideal setup, but for someone who wants something cheap that works great, get an autosiphon and cut a choreboy open to stick on the tip.
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post Feb 16 2005, 11:11 AM
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Wouldn't brew, transfer, bottle or keg without it.
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post Feb 16 2005, 12:30 PM
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I hate autosiphons. I have owned a few of them and they always break after using them very little. The plunger gives out and aerates beer. Not good. Mtn's idea and will be doing this as soon as I get my keg system and hence CO2 going. For now I got another siphon that works wayyy better and flows about as fast as my faucet. I wish I knew what it was called.
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post Apr 7 2005, 06:44 AM
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I wasn't having issues with siphoning - but after all the reviews I picked one of these up. Its great and really does make things easier
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post Apr 7 2005, 07:38 AM
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We sell them. I tried one when it first came out and fould that it worked, but was slow. Frankly I just fill my cane - hose assembly with water, pinch off the hose, put it into the beer and let her rip. I usually divert the water but it is not necessary.
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post Apr 7 2005, 08:08 AM
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I broke one for the first time this weekend, so I'm kinda annoyed with it. I got a stainless racking cane with a carboy cap to replace it. Just a simple blow into the cap and it's running out.
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post Apr 7 2005, 09:04 PM
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My only complaint is the height needed to get the thing going. When one has a 6 gallon carboy on a bench and then wishes to start a siphon, you must extend the inner tube very high to get a goos solid pump. It goes so high, you cannot have any shelving above you. I find I have to tilt the carboy forward to accomplish this.

Other than that, it works great and beats sucking all of the sulfite out of the racking tube.
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post Apr 24 2005, 11:01 AM
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Tested the super siphon yesterday and I loved it. I of course have to be real careful not to slam the siphon end (metal piece) into the walls or bottom of the carboy or I might break the carboy. At least you have lots of control over that and not over the autosophon falling and cracking on you. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/beerchug.gif)

Another thing, it is just one piece and very easy to clean.

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post Apr 24 2005, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE(Listermann @ Apr 7 2005, 08:39 AM)
We sell them.  I tried one when it first came out and fould that it worked, but was slow.  Frankly I just fill my cane - hose assembly with water, pinch off the hose, put it into the beer and let her rip.  I usually divert the water but it is not necessary.
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i do the same thing with the exception that i then use the water pressure to fill the cane with sanitizer solution and i clamp it off with a hose clamp for a minute or two while i'm getting setup.
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post Jul 2 2005, 02:05 PM
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another 10 for me.

one came with my starter kit, still works fine.

i bought the 1/2" version too, much faster.

once in a while i'll have both working at the same time.
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post Aug 22 2005, 01:18 PM
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1.

Mine sucks and has never worked at all.
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