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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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hiddendragonet
post Aug 22 2005, 01:20 PM
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1.

Mine sucks and has never worked at all.
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post Apr 17 2006, 01:36 PM
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A must have tool that is so simple yet extremely effective!
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post Apr 28 2006, 07:51 AM
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Maybe it was just me, but I went through about three of these before I gave up. It's easy enough to siphon with my metal (i.e., unbreakable!) racking cane without having to keep buying new auto-siphons.

I gave it a 5 for "..eh..." When it worked, I loved it; but when it didn't, and I'd have to hastily sanitize ol' faithful and siphon the old fashioned way... not so much love.
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post Apr 28 2006, 04:09 PM
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Works great. Just be careful if you are racking under whole hops. If a piece gets stuck you end up with a steady stream of air bubbles...not so good.

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post May 8 2006, 06:11 AM
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I love it. Perhaps I was just siphonly challenged, but siphoning was the hardest and least enjoyable part of brewing. The autosiphon takes care of that problem - for 9 bucks, it's money well-spent
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post May 24 2006, 07:38 AM
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Junk. A siphon isn't hard to achieve. This thing simply requires more of your time to sanitize and it's seal will be lost after only moderate usage. Why spend the $9 every couple months when you don't have to?

Also, I (along with many others) have had lots of issues with this cheap plastic racking cane and the seal allowing lots of air bubbles in during transfers.

Do yourself a favor and buy a stainless racking cane and have it for life.
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post May 25 2006, 03:10 PM
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so many complain about this thing, yet I've had no problems with mine at all. After a years worth of use I havent even opened by second one that I bought as a back up.
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post Jul 16 2006, 02:49 PM
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No problems at all with mine. I really used to hate to rack/transfer anything because I could never get the damn siphone started the first try.

This thing is great for any racking job and I have no worries. I use mine to transfer out of the boil kettle... great if it gets stopped up because you just pump it a couple of times and it keeps going.

I highly recommend this to anyone.
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post Nov 4 2006, 01:38 PM
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Has anyone found or created a good clip to keep it sitting against the wall of the primary or carboy? I had a nice little clip for my old racking cane, but nothing for the autosiphon so I tilt it diagonally, but I feel like I'm getting it in more trub that way.
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post Nov 5 2006, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE(OhioMurb @ Nov 4 2006, 12:38 PM) *
Has anyone found or created a good clip to keep it sitting against the wall of the primary or carboy? I had a nice little clip for my old racking cane, but nothing for the autosiphon so I tilt it diagonally, but I feel like I'm getting it in more trub that way.


There is a new and improved auto-siphon out now. The tube is smaller. You might be able to find a clip now.
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post Apr 10 2007, 09:07 AM
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I have used mine three times now. Easy to use with no problems. Comes with instructions. Read 'em if you have issues. I read all of the other methods to siphon and this just seems to be so much simpler. I guess if you already have a routine that works, use it. If you don't, try this. I for one am very satisfied.

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post Nov 1 2007, 10:25 PM
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QUOTE(Lee @ Jan 8 2005, 09:27 PM) *
One of the top 10 best upgrades I made for my system.


+1

I did break one trying to pull the hose off it to use on something else. I now have 2 plus I just got a small one for use with my 5L starter bottle.
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post Nov 6 2008, 10:02 AM
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i just racked off my cyser today and use this for the first time..

what a breeze... no fuss, just siphon

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