Transfer wort incredibly fast with this auto siphon. This larger version of the standard auto siphon makes transfers go quicker. Just a couple of pumps will start your siphon.
- 1/2" racking tube
- Ideal for filling wine bottles
- Note: will not fit ½ or 1-gallon glass carboys
- Details & Instructions
4.7 / 5.096 ReviewsMuch faster than 3/8"I just recently stepped up from my first 5/16" auto siphon. I can't believe it took me this long to do it. There is no reason for the 5/16" one, honestly. Just get this one first. It makes racking from primary to secondary much quicker. Like others have said, run the tubing under hot water for a little bit, and it will go over the cane easily. Do the same when taking it off, and you'll be fine.December 6, 2012Racks fastUsing this siphon is not only super easy, it's fast, taking just a few minutes. _x000D_After using I run soapy water through it, then rinse, then star san. Before using I run Star San through it, including all the way up to the top.January 16, 2014Essential PieceFor under fifteen bucks, you can't beat it. I know I have siphoned hundreds of gallons through mine. It is still in good, functional, condition. I use Star San to sanitize all of my plastic brewing equipment, and none have developed any hairline cracks. I would highly recommend this piece of equipment.July 14, 2010DelicateIts really useful, but its delicate. Not just at the curved plastic end, but if you let it slip, it can crack. I bought a spare to have just in case.December 16, 2012handle with careI've had one of these for about 5 years, but finally broke the plastic inner cane at the bend this past weekend (while cleaning it). Ordering another, as its an essential. I wish they made this in SS, so I wouldn't have to worry about breaking it!May 6, 2012Much faster than 3/8" autosiphonThis is a great upgrade from a 3/8"autosiphon. A quicker transfer means less exposure to oxygen and less risk of contamination.December 4, 2012Fast!I've been using the smaller auto siphon for a few years now and thought it was great. I bought this one to save some time and it does just that. It sucks down a carboy in less than half the time. Mine did lose its check valve, though, but I found it on the floor and reinstalled it using a tent pole and some masking tape to hold it in place. Otherwise it would've been nearly impossible to repair.September 6, 2013Transfers beer a lot faster than the 3/8 modelI really like it. Its easy to use and its not hard to take care of. After using it I place it in a pot of water and pump some water through it so no sugar sticks to it. When I'm done bottling, I pump more soapy water through it, to clean it out. Just keep pumping. Dump the water, and pump some more.October 1, 2013Auto SiphonGreat tool, simplifies the siphoning process, and makes it hassle free. They do wear out and break though, I'm on my third one, but thats over about 9 years.August 2, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 15 answersdoes this come with the vinyl tubing?BEST ANSWER: Hello,
This is just the auto-siphon, the vinyl tubing must be purchased separately. https://www.midwestsupplies.com/1-2-id-siphon-hose.htmlWhat happens when you can't get the siphon to get out the last gallon? It stayed in the liquid, but stopped siphoning and with repeated pumping, I can't get it to siphon again.BEST ANSWER: Make sure what you are siphoning into is lower than what you are siphoning out of. Gravity still plays a part in this. I usually put my carboy on the counter and my bottling bucket on the floor. I've never had a problem.how long is this?BEST ANSWER: without pulling it out to measure, my husband and I would say about 14-16 inches... it fits into our 1 gallon bottle and has enough room to stick out.Is there a silicone tubing option that will work with 1/2” auto siphon?BEST ANSWER: Yes! I was able to find tubing at a hardware store that worked. The major worry that I have with this setup is sterilization.Anyone have an issue with the top ring on the wider piece come loose on first assemble? I barely touched it. There are no threads looks like it was glued or something.is there a silicone tubing option available for this 1/2" auto siphon?