Fermtech Mini Auto-Siphon With Tubing – Item of the Day — 5 Comments

  1. I love the items of the day!

    How do you get this siphon and tubing clean after? Do you have a little bowl with that star clean or whatever the cleaner you talked about that you run through, or is there another way to clean these?

    • I turn the hot water on the sink, I grip the tubing and the cane against the spigot with my hand and force hot water though it. I rinse out the tube with hot water and shake it hard with my hand over the top. There is a little part on the bottom that pops off, I take it off and clean it out with hot water.

      I take the tubing out side and spin it fast to dry it out and just let the plastic parts dry standing up on a towel.

      People make it way more complicated than necessary, the key is hot water and as soon as you are done with it, clean it.

  2. I’ve got the two yeasts you recommended. How much do you use on each batch? The entire packet? One of each?

    • I use one pack of each as it is so cheap and that gets a rolling fermentation going fast.

      That said if you are doing two batches in one day you could easily split one pack to two batches. I would not however, save half a pack, do to a risk of contamination.

      FWIW the packs are sufficient for up to 5 gallons.