11/23/2010 – I am a first time brewer and I am looking at equipment. i would like to use the 24" racking cane with the 3/8" hose and the 3/8" inch bottle filler. Are these parts compatible?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We like to use the 5/16" hose between the racking cane and the bottle filler. It's a tight fit, but the hose stretches somewhat and that is what you want. The 3/8" hose will work, but sometimes it will let a little air in, and you can lose your siphon that way.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
5/11/2008 – i am getting the deluxe kit and it comes with a beer thief. i was thinking about buying a bottle filler. are these two things the same?, can one be used as the other? Thank you this Q&A is the most helpful thing for a beginner
Response From Homebrew Heaven: With the DeLuxe Kit, you get both. No need to buy anything else. They are quite different things, and used differently. The Thief is used to withdraw samples of your beer for testing purposes, and to float your hydrometer in it. The Bottle Filler is attached to the end of your siphon hose, and is used to start/stop the flow into . . .
1/26/2008 – I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
4/12/2007 – I just got done bottling using the bottle filler you offer. It did it's job well and worked much better than an open hose, but when I got a good siphon the filler would shoot the beer out of it so quickly that I got a pretty good amount of foam. I had to bottle in two passes so that my bottles wouldn't overflow. My carboy was on top of my . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Just lower the carboy (or raise the bottles) somewhat to reduce the "head pressure".
6/12/2006 – I am going to buy the deluxe brew kit. I also want to buy the auto siphon and bottle filler. Would i still need the racking cane if i used these items?? i also wanted to add a plastic spigot. Would this also eliminate any other equipment since it says that it eliminates the need for siphoning??
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The DeLuxe Brewing Equipment Kit already includes a bottle filler. No need to purchase that. Yes, you would still need a racking cane, which is included in the Kit.If you add a spigot to your plastic primary fermenter, it eliminates the need to siphon from the fermenter, BUT it does not eliminate the need to siphon from the glass carboy. . . .
12/8/2005 – I am new to wine making and one of the most frustrating problems is racking it. I started with gallon jugs and that wasn't too bad, but I have moved up to using a 6 gallon carboy, and my hand pump system with a tee is not working very well, and it takes quite a while to siphon. My question is which method works the best from your experience? . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That sounds like an AWFUL system. You need this product, the Auto-Sipon. Here is a link to it:This is a HUGE improvement over what you are doing. Also get about 4 feet of 5/16" ID tubing, and a Bottle Filler:
8/31/2005 – What are the instructions for using this device sucessfully?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Using your racking cane (or autosiphon) and 5/16" ID hose, start a siphon. Insert the bottle filler into the open end. To fill bottles, push down on the bottle filler. Lift up to stop the flow. Fill bottles to the very top. When you remove the bottle filler, it will leave the correct headspace in the bottle.
3/15/2005 – I would like to filter hops, fruit etc. while I siphon into my fermenter. Would any of your screens work well when attached to a siphon hose? Do you have any other suggestions outside of a tapped kettle connected to a bazooka screen?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The real problem will be getting the stuff thru your siphon hose. If you are willing to pour the wort:In our Brewing Accessories category we have a variety of straining bags that might well serve this purpose.There are also funnels with straining screens that can be used.
2/12/2004 – what size hose should i get for the bottle filler?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The 5/16" ID hose makes a good, tight fit.
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