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Re: A minor conundrum
« Reply #60 on: December 11, 2013, 10:34:05 AM »
Some things are great ideas, not so much in use. It would probably need to be 1/2" ID to have enough volume. For me it's hard to beat the simplicity of the gas-thief method.

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Re: A minor conundrum
« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2013, 10:51:26 AM »
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Re: A minor conundrum
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2013, 11:05:38 AM »
Some things are great ideas, not so much in use. It would probably need to be 1/2" ID to have enough volume. For me it's hard to beat the simplicity of the gas-thief method.

Check it out...is this what you had in mind?

listermannbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/.../Phils_Syphon_Starter.pdf‎

Well that's the concept.

I was thinking this for a one way valve. http://www.alcopro.com/products/alcohol-testing-supplies/mouthpieces/alco-sensor-iv-mouthpiece.html
Cane would slide on the "in" side of the valve and your tubing on the "out" side. Assuming it worked, the valves are individually sterile packaged and 100 of them cost $17.

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Re: A minor conundrum
« Reply #63 on: December 11, 2013, 11:39:47 AM »
Some things are great ideas, not so much in use. It would probably need to be 1/2" ID to have enough volume. For me it's hard to beat the simplicity of the gas-thief method.

Looks like a different implementation of the same idea.

Check it out...is this what you had in mind?

listermannbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/.../Phils_Syphon_Starter.pdf‎

Well that's the concept.

I was thinking this for a one way valve. http://www.alcopro.com/products/alcohol-testing-supplies/mouthpieces/alco-sensor-iv-mouthpiece.html
Cane would slide on the "in" side of the valve and your tubing on the "out" side. Assuming it worked, the valves are individually sterile packaged and 100 of them cost $17.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: A minor conundrum
« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2013, 01:11:46 PM »
Amazing that a thread about siphoning has gone on for 5 pages so far.   :o

Must be a LOT of cold weather keeping people inside...   ;D
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Re: A minor conundrum
« Reply #65 on: December 11, 2013, 02:32:59 PM »
Amazing that a thread about siphoning has gone on for 5 pages so far.   :o

Must be a LOT of cold weather keeping people inside...   ;D

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Re: A minor conundrum
« Reply #66 on: December 11, 2013, 11:01:35 PM »
Can you post a picture?  I'm not sure I am getting what you mean.

You know how the plastic racking cane part of the auto siphon brakes off at the outlet?  Instead of throwing that whole thing in the trash, I cut the bottom off about an inch above the rubber seal.  This plastic tube (the larger size auto siphon) happens to be the same inside diameter as the outside diameter of a stainless racking cane, so you can push it right on and then use the stainless cane as the pump. 

Edit to add that I wrote this up last year: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=11453.msg142951#msg142951
Ah, I get it.  Very cool.  Pretty sure I threw out my broken auto siphons though :)
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