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Siphons

What it does :

Homebrewers use siphons to create and maintain a flow of beer from one fermenter to another. A siphon enables transfer without the introduction of air into the flow, which avoids harmful aeration of the beer.

What it is:

A siphon is plunger-type device used to create and maintain a flow of fluid using suction.

How it works:

To start the siphon flow, the siphon is inserted into the beer to be transferred and a pumping action is used until the flow begins. At least one siphon product design has a spacer on the bottom, suction end. This ensures standoff distance between the suction end and the fermenter bottom to ensure that the beer transferred is drawn from above the bed of trub sediment.

Preparation:

Siphons are used for the cold side of brewing (e.g. fermentation, bottling, and packaging) and come in direct contact with the beer. So, siphons should be sanitized before use to prevent contamination.

Siphons