The siphon problem can be avoided completely by selecting a fermentation vessel that has a spigot near the bottom, as with a bottling bucket. When it’s time to transfer your beer, just connect the tubing and open the valve. Gravity naturally pulls the liquid through the racking tube, and racking is off and running.
How do you start a siphon?
How does an auto siphon work?
You position a container of beer or wort above the carboy or bucket into which you’d like to transfer. One end of a length of flexible tubing goes in the upper container, and the other goes in the lower container. Once the liquid starts moving, the siphon maintains itself until all the liquid is transferred.
What is a carboy jug?
Carboys are glass jugs, much like water cooler bottles, that brewers use for making beer, wine, hard cider mead. They come in a range of sizes, from 3 gallon to 6 gallon. A glass carboy does not allow oxygen to pass through and change the beverage inside.
How do you siphon wort into fermenter?
Fill your sink (or bathtub if your kettle won’t fit in your sink) with a few inches of water and ice. Use a sanitized spoon to gently stir the wort. After about 15 to 20 minutes the wort should be cool enough to transfer to the fermenter.