Dual Purpose Siphon - How To Use
The video on the website may be viewed for more detailed directions.
Sanitize the siphon using your normal procedure.
Insert the stainless steel racking cane into your container. Pinch the outlet tubing closed below the three way fitting and raise the tube to approximately eye height. Use your mouth to draw suction on the ¼” silicone tube that is attached to the outlet of the check valve. The check valve is oriented so air can be drawn out of the siphon, but air cannot go into the siphon.
Draw a column of liquid up into the raised siphon tube, up to the three way “Y” fitting. Continue to pinch the tubing closed while you lower the outlet tubing and insert into the destination container. Release the tubing and liquid will start flowing.
If you are transferring wort or must that needs aeration, remove the check valve from the ¼” line. Air will flow into the ¼” line and will mix with liquid in the “Y” fitting.
If you are using the siphon with a bottling wand, insert the wand before starting the siphon using the same instructions. A standard 3/8” o.d. bottling wand will fit securely into the 3/8” i.d. outlet tubing.
The Dual Purpose Siphon may be used to move fermented beverage directly into a Cornelius Keg. Use a liquid post connection with a 3/8” barbed fitting attached to the discharge end of the siphon. Fill the siphon as described above and connect the liquid post connection to the keg outlet fitting once the siphon is charged with liquid. As liquid is transferred, release pressure on the keg to keep the siphon moving.