- Oct 25, 2016
- Reaction score
- S. Jersey/Philadelphia area
9 ways to skin a cat is a great response. Couple of things to add. Isn't using a hand siphon the same as an AIO just not as safisticated. It's still a vacuum by gravity. Secondly and a different topic, does vacuum pumping also release the free sulfites as well?
Auto siphon same in principle? Not in this case because the main thing I'm focused is keeping the entire carboy under a sealed vacuum for an extended time period. Not just in the tubing.
No idea about the free sulfites, but I'm pretty sure if that WAS the case I would have heard that mentioned at some point before. Regretting all the goofing off I did in 11th and 12th grade chemistry and physics classes!