I know most people are going to freak when they know what method I use for starting a siphon, but it works. I use a stainless steel racking cane, clip for the neck of the carboy, and suck on the hose to start the siphon. Let it drain, initially, into a bucket, close off the clip on the tubing. Then let the end of the tubing sit in sanitizer for a couple minutes. Then when I'm ready to rack into the keg or secondary, just unclip and go. I'm surprised not more people use this method.