In the three and a half years I've been brewing, one problem I've yet to solve is how to easily remove tubing from autosiphons and bottling wands. It goes on with a little difficulty but is a nightmare to remove. (This gets back to an article I think would be great for Zymurgy -- making the brewing process more accessible.) It's one of those problems that feels almost too small to write about and yet it makes me batty. Teach myself to make an all-grain Belgian with a yeast starter? On it! Remove tubing from an autosiphon or bottling wand? Clueless!
I buy what's recommended (I think but am not sure it's 7/16", for 1/2" siphon/wands), and am thinking I should move up 1/8" and use it with hose clamps, though I see some people report getting bubbles with that. I've tried cutting a slit in the end of the tubing, which helps a little, and soaking in hot water, which also helps, though is harder to do with equipment that has hosing attached. I just keep thinking I must be missing something very basic... one of those "what am I missing" questions.
I write this with 9/10 of my two hands, since while trying to remove hosing yesterday during a bottling session, despite my best efforts to be careful, I sliced my thumb with kitchen scissors, and now have 4 stitches. But when I got home from Urgent Care I bottled anyway!