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Title: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: darthmorgoth on November 20, 2009, 01:25:29 AM
looks like i got the hind end of the spool or something, does anyone have a trick up their sleeve for making my miscreant tubing behave? ive been offered the suggestion of hanging and weighting at NB forums and i thought i would set this out here as well.

cheers,
darth
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: lonnie mac on November 20, 2009, 02:05:51 AM
Boiling water, soak, remove, bend into any shape you like! :)
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: beerocd on November 20, 2009, 02:29:38 AM
Brilliant!
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: lonnie mac on November 20, 2009, 02:48:38 AM
Yea my gawd my friends. I sometimes wish that there was a ban on selling the last end of a spool!

I have very few of these type of hoses actually. Believe it or not, I still use the exact same hose that came with my 10 year old B3 starter kit for transferring beers. I'd say that I easily have over 200 beers transferred through that silly tube.

Now, I have two new hoses though. They are hooked to a "Y" adapter so I can transfer my 10 gallons into two 5 gallon kegs at the same time. This method ended my problems with stratification.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: bonjour on November 20, 2009, 03:02:59 AM
Never thought to boil it,

Thanks for the idea.

Fred
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: stout_fan on November 20, 2009, 01:17:50 PM
... Now, I have two new hoses though. They are hooked to a "Y" adapter so I can transfer my 10 gallons into two 5 gallon kegs at the same time. This method ended my problems with stratification.
BRILLIANT! :)
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: akr71 on November 20, 2009, 02:33:09 PM
Thank the Beer Gods!  When I read 'curlys' I thought some sort of nefarious hair had gotten into your racking tube!!
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: brewboy on November 20, 2009, 05:06:20 PM
You just need to soak it in some near boiling water for a few minutes and then hang it up with some weight on the bottom, while it cools.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: ndcube on November 20, 2009, 07:51:34 PM
To think I've been battling curly siphon tubes all this time.

Actually mine usually straighten pretty well out after washing with hot water a during a few batch transfers.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: loopy on November 21, 2009, 05:15:45 AM
Yea my gawd my friends. I sometimes wish that there was a ban on selling the last end of a spool!

I have very few of these type of hoses actually. Believe it or not, I still use the exact same hose that came with my 10 year old B3 starter kit for transferring beers. I'd say that I easily have over 200 beers transferred through that silly tube.

Now, I have two new hoses though. They are hooked to a "Y" adapter so I can transfer my 10 gallons into two 5 gallon kegs at the same time. This method ended my problems with stratification.

thanks lonnie, thats an incredibly helpful tip.  going to do the same next batch.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: darthmorgoth on November 22, 2009, 10:19:28 PM
thank you for the great ideas; i got around to dipping them in boiling water today and it worked like a charm.

cheers,
darth
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: dsiets on November 23, 2009, 06:42:48 PM
What works for me is the permenant installation of a cheap plastic bottling wand on the end of my racking set up.
It does decrease the flow rate a bit but I also like the ease at which I can lift up on the hose to stop the flow to secondary/keg if its going to overfill and then fill a few bottles or take a hydro sample w/o draining beer all over.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: akr71 on November 24, 2009, 03:33:02 PM
What works for me is the permenant installation of a cheap plastic bottling wand on the end of my racking set up.
It does decrease the flow rate a bit but I also like the ease at which I can lift up on the hose to stop the flow to secondary/keg if its going to overfill and then fill a few bottles or take a hydro sample w/o draining beer all over.

You sir, are a genus!  It seems to me the slower flow rate would help prevent splashing/oxidation.  Plus you are filling from underneath.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: majorvices on December 06, 2010, 03:22:15 PM
What works for me is the permenant installation of a cheap plastic bottling wand on the end of my racking set up.
It does decrease the flow rate a bit but I also like the ease at which I can lift up on the hose to stop the flow to secondary/keg if its going to overfill and then fill a few bottles or take a hydro sample w/o draining beer all over.

this is what I have done for years. Surprisese when o fond out howamy people have not thought about this option.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: euge on December 06, 2010, 05:06:29 PM
I use the hot water method and have a 8" length of straight copper tubing I use on one end to weigh it down and keep it in the bottom of my kegs.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: bluesman on December 06, 2010, 05:49:20 PM
Boiling water, soak, remove, bend into any shape you like! :)

That's a great idea Lonnie.  I'll try that sometime.

I have always used very hot water which works pretty well.
Title: Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
Post by: Mikey on December 06, 2010, 06:43:52 PM
You just need to soak it in some near boiling water for a few minutes and then hang it up with some weight on the bottom, while it cools.

I do this as well and it works fine. It will always end up with a slight curve to it.