Remember too, that a basic siphon has to have a vent to atmosphere in the vessel
being drawn from, so that as the liquid exits, air can enter...
Not sure of your set up, but if you only have One opening that the racking cane is
inserted into, it will Not work...you need the other open port so air can enter.
I started many siphons of beer by mouth, but I would spritz my lips and mouth
with everclear prior to doing this....
. Now I give a +1 to the bucket/valve setup.