Today's topic: Learn how to siphon beer from one container to another.
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Of all the steps of brewing beer, I actually think it's siphoning that really trips people up, at least to begin with. It seems so simple — we're just transferring beer from one container to another using a rubber hose. Easy-peasy. But then when theory becomes reality, and you're standing in the kitchen with a bunch of beer and a hose in your hand, it's not nearly so intuitive.
My goal today is to walk you through the basic steps of how to siphon beer — what to do, what to expect, and how to practice — so when it comes time to actually transfer your beer in a few days, you won't be left wondering.