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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.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 02:05:51 AM »
Boiling water, soak, remove, bend into any shape you like! :)

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 02:29:38 AM »
Brilliant!
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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 03:02:59 AM »
Never thought to boil it,

Thanks for the idea.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #6 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!!
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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #10 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,
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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: getting the "curlys" out of siphon tubing.......i need your secrets!
« Reply #14 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.
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