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Online jeffy

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plastic auto siphon conversion
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:44:10 AM »
I like the auto-siphon http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/auto-siphon-5-16.html  but the plastic racking cane tends to get brittle and break over time.  I know this because I have 2 working ones and 3 broken ones which I use for parts.
I just found out that a stainless 3/8 inch racking cane fits snugly into the cut off portion of the bigger, plastic racking cane.  I cut off the bottom 1.5 inches of a broken plastic cane (the end with the rubber plunger) and stuffed the stainless cane right into it.  Better than new.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995