Racking off

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Racking off

Postby Nathan02 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:18 pm

Hey guys,

This might be a very silly question, but what equipment are ypu guys using to syphon your washes off into your boilers? Cheers
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Re: Racking off

Postby Fishleg » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:26 pm

One of those mini pumps you can get which are powered by a cordless drill with clear vinyl hose attached to it. But that's only for wash, low wines or anything stronger I just pour it and use a stainless funnel
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Re: Racking off

Postby Stonemaker1 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:40 pm

I use the cheapest submersible pump from big green shed, 79 bucks and you can fill 100L boiler in under a minute.
Just be careful you don't go to close to grain bed as they will pump solids also, I usually go three quarters the way down on a 200L fermenter :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Racking off

Postby bluc » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:40 pm

I use a march pump knock off been reliable so far :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Racking off

Postby orcy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:11 pm

My fermenter is on a low shelf and i can gravity into 25L cubes. Two nearly full cubes is the right volume for my boiler.
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Re: Racking off

Postby Minpac » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:18 pm

Ghetto at the moment, I just lift my 25L fermenters up and siphon through a 1/2" silicon tubing. Tried a racking cane, but didn't really work, so I still suck-start it. Low wines are transferred via pouring.
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Re: Racking off

Postby Zak Griffin » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:35 am

My fermenter lives just above my boiler, I just siphon it in with a specially cut to length piece of garden hose.
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Re: Racking off

Postby Professor Green » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:42 am

I used to have my 25l fermenters on a bench and siphon off into the boiler with one of those easy-siphon things until it broke. I've since moved to using a 250 litre fermenter and a stainless steel impeller pump.

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