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Old Philosopher

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I'd be interested in seeing pics, or hearing descriptions of any homemade racking canes. Not sure why anyone would want to make their own, when the real deal costs under $5, but in my case I'd have to mail order one.
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here is a pic off the web...see the two sitting in the carboy

 

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Thanks! I know what they are and how they're used. I was just curious if any DIY'ers had come up with something nifty from stuff they had on hand.
 

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i use a piece of cpvc pipe with a siphon hose that i actually slip through the pipie:) works great.
 

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i use a piece of cpvc pipe with a siphon hose that i actually slip through the pipie:) works great.
Ah! Sounds good. Kinda like a, "I couldda had a V-8!" moment.

So how do you guys keep the end of the cane out of the sediment, other than guess and luck. It's not a problem in a carboy, but racking out of a primary bucket, for me, is a stab in the dark.
 
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