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Offline uisgue

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Re: Autosiphon with bad seal
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2011, 08:45:51 pm »
I've found that a little keg seal lubricant helps a lot.
Doug Hickey
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Offline tygo

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Re: Autosiphon with bad seal
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2011, 08:46:06 pm »
I really recommend a stainless racking cane with a carboy cap and a sterile air filter.  After switching to this I would never switch back to an auto-siphon.  It doesn't break or craze, I can push it with CO2 if I want, the siphon starts every time without fail . . . it works best for me.

Do you just blow into the filter real hard if not using CO2?

Yep.  I have one of these and have used it once.  It worked as advertised (more or less) but it hasn't divorced me from my autosiphon.  At some point I do plan on taking that carboy cap and rigging up a closed transfer system using CO2.
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Re: Autosiphon with bad seal
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2011, 12:22:08 am »
I really recommend a stainless racking cane with a carboy cap and a sterile air filter.  After switching to this I would never switch back to an auto-siphon.  It doesn't break or craze, I can push it with CO2 if I want, the siphon starts every time without fail . . . it works best for me.

Do you just blow into the filter real hard if not using CO2?
Yes, like tygo said, you just blow into it.  I don't think you have to blow that hard, but it depends on how high you have to push the beer to get to the top of the racking cane.
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Re: Autosiphon with bad seal
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2022, 11:30:07 am »
It sounds like you need to replace the piston cup seal at the end of the caning stick.  Mine takes a 12mm x 18mm x 5mm seal.  A package of five is less than $7 on Amazon.

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Re: Autosiphon with bad seal
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2022, 01:30:58 pm »
I've experienced the same. Thought the autosiphon was a great idea. Um, not unless we want to make oxygen ruined beers.

These things are junk.