The Better-Bottle™ Racking Adapter couples the High-Flow valve
(not included) to any ported Better Bottle™ carboy, and the combination makes professional racking and bottling quick and easy. The Racking Adapter uses a Teflon-encapsulated Viton O-ring to make an hydrophobic seal against the inside wall of a Better Bottle™ carboy, eliminating crevices that could trap contamination. This very special O-ring also makes it possible to rotate the body of the Racking Adapter easily, without lubrication. Racking simply requires rotating the Adapter so the tip of its intake stem is just above the sediment layer, opening the High-Flow valve, and letting gravity go to work there is no need for siphons or pumps. The external pointer makes it possible to adjust the position of the stem even if the stem cannot be seen through a dark wine or beer. The Racking Adapter is especially popular with winemakers and brewers who ferment on shelves, because carboys can be racked without having to move them to a surface with head room for racking canes.