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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2014, 06:58:47 AM »
I was siphoning from the primary to the secondary

How much splashing?  If you introduced Oxygen post fermentation you could have a problem......

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2014, 10:33:42 AM »
The baster just replaces what your mouth would do if you suck stated it.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2014, 10:41:04 AM »
I installed spigots in my buckets. No need to siphon. Just drain.
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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014, 11:37:28 AM »
It will be fine. You'll drink that first AG so fast it won't make bit of difference. Now stop using secondary and gt right to bottling/kegging. Plus if you plan to bottle condition, the yeast will use up what O2 you added.
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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014, 12:42:34 PM »
Thanks for the info Jim. Going to get a turkey baster.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2014, 01:58:41 PM »
The beer like I said was splashing but not uncontrollably, it just created a lot of bubbles on the surface of my secondary fermenter.

+1 to skipping the secondary moving forward.  In looking back, this does not sound like a problem.  But the yeast will not consume all of the Oxygen past certain levels which is why one of the cardinal rules is to avoid splashing when transferring.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2014, 02:09:54 PM »
Don't skip the secondary fermentor if you are doing a secondary fermentation though.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2014, 02:36:27 PM »
Don't skip the secondary fermentor if you are doing a secondary fermentation though.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2014, 06:36:33 AM »
I love my Autosiphon.  I have the 1/2" version and it transfers in no time.  Just don't assemble it when it's dry.  I did that once and it never got good suction again ( which is why I now have the 1/2" version so it all worked out in the end ).
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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2014, 07:11:14 AM »
Don't skip the secondary fermentor if you are doing a secondary fermentation though.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2014, 12:32:02 PM »
Don't skip the secondary fermentor if you are doing a secondary fermentation though.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2014, 04:48:52 PM »
It seems so simple, but I used to think every beer needed a secondary. Maybe because so many instructions mention it. Now there is a swing toward never secondary. I'm just pointing out why it's called secondary fermentor... hence when to use one.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2014, 05:13:31 PM »
The "swing" happened years ago.
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2014, 06:38:17 PM »
I'm sure it did, but also still in process otherwise recently new brewers wouldn't be assuming you need to do it.

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Re: Horrible siphoning
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2014, 07:11:17 PM »
Brewer's are reluctant to change what works for them as well.
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