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The trick to siphoning is to put the receiving vessel lower than the source vessel like so:

The pan sits on the counter. The carboy is on a stool on the floor. The siphon goes from the pan to the jug.
Once the flow of liquid starts, gravity takes over. You just have to keep an eye out for overflow, especially when you’re bottling. (This example doesn’t have a bottling wand attached.)

To start the flow, you’ll need to give the siphon a few pumps as in this example with our Braggot kits:

When you get ready to bottle and to use the bottling wand, practice with some plain water first to get the hang of it.

If you have trouble taking the tube off of the siphon, run it under hot water. That should make it easier to get them apart.