DetailsAnnouncing a Big Improvement In Small-Batch Filtering!
For the first time, the Mini-Jet has a self-priming pump—turn it on and it will draw liquid from your carboy or fermenter directly into the pump and through the filter pads, with no siphoning, no fussing around, and no mess! You get brilliantly polished wine in only minutes, and you never have to worry about stopping and starting the filter if you need to: turn it back on and it simply starts where it left off! You can bottle your clear wine with the happy knowledge that it will be stable in the bottle and look great for years to come.
Clear, fined wine is very pretty, and shows well in a glass. But filtered wine has a diamond sparkle to it that catches the eye, and looks more like a commercial wine. It’s the difference between a freshly washed car and a freshly waxed car. Both are great, but one is noticeably more appealing.
Mini-Jet filters use three different grades of pads for for increasing levels of polish. Whichever filter pad you use, we strongly recommend using the Buon Vino pre-filter setup with your Mini-Jet if your wine contains oak chips or powder, or if it contained grape skins. All small pumps are designed specifically to move liquids with low levels of suspended material, and the small, efficient and easy-to-clean pre-filter helps ensure your pump head maintains maximum efficiency as you filter your delicious wine.
Needed but not included: Mini Jet Filters
Read more about how to filter your wine here.
- Details & Instructions
4.3 / 5.031 ReviewsDoes the jobOverall does what I want and expect. Not fast but gets it done. Seems just a bit too leaky - I don't like the loss, but maybe that is too judgy as I haven't run any other models to compare to.July 17, 2018Purchased
6 months agoWorked just as advertisedI had no trouble with this mini filter. It takes about a minute/gallon to pump and filter. Some of the other reviews complain about leakage. I had no such problem. Some leakage through the edges of the filters is expected, and there's a drain hole for collecting that portion of the wine for either drinking immediately or refiltering. I get about a third of a bottle leakage while filtering of six gallons of wine. And yes, after one filtration with their #2 filters, the wine is sparkling clear.June 30, 2018Purchased
7 months agoFor polishing not clearingThis is for polishing an almost polished wine... It is brilliant when used on a red wine with number 2 pads... But the wine has to be very clear when you use this.... It is not for filtering wine !!! It is to polish a wine that has been clearing for weeks !!! Most complaints that I have read probably used this on foggy partially cleared wine trying to save time.... If you buy this I would recommend putting wide rubber bands around the knobs for a better grip to help tighten them... I have a stern hand grip and I still need a little help... I would buy this only if you want to invest more time and money to have a beautifully clear wine. But if you drink a lot of wine it comes with more work and money... It is great if you give a lot away as gifts.....January 8, 2018FilterDid not use it that much. Gave it away to my brother. He likes it!!August 2, 2016Great little filterThis worked great and produced a mesmerizing clear cider. I took a star off because the filters leaked more than I expected.June 23, 2016I ordered a filter fromI ordered a filter from Midwest and it arrived on time as requested. The filter works great and I will be ordering from Midwest again in the near future for my wine making supplies.January 20, 2016mini jetOkay we are do it your selfers, right? The Mini Jet is a homemade tool. it works if you stick with it. On the third, try I had success, but I wanted to return it after the first two._x000D_The only point I'll make is, the "tightness" of the filters IS important! If you squeeze the filters a lot then expect overflow into the drip pan area, I did and had wine all over my floor. I then figured out that, loose is okay, it still filters the wine but runs out the bottom instead of the "top" tube._x000D_All in I think this is great! I have made lots of white wine (+15 kits) and they don't clear in my cold (MSP) basement. But, my wife likes pinot grigio, so I keep trying to clear it, but never had any success, until now that is.April 4, 2015Good little unitThe good news - it works great. It makes a noticeable difference in wine clarity._x000D_The bad news - the price, and the cost of the filters. And it takes fifteen minutes to cleanup and set up._x000D_April 6, 2014Worked Well But.......Sure was glad I decided to filter the white wine in the garage because it made quite a mess. The amount of wine that came out the overflow nozzle was excessive. Finally ran the tube to another carboy and collected about three inches of wine. Emailed the manufacturer, got a response from them requesting my phone number the next day. Sent my phone number and have not heard from them in over three weeks. Knowing the limitation of the pump/filter, I will make it work.February 16, 2014The cadillac of filtersIts an incredible unit in a small package that makes a big difference in not just how my wine looks, but how it tastes. To save on filters I first fine it, then I filter it. No ones wine is purer than mine.February 8, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 15 answersDoes this product work for filtering beer?BEST ANSWER: since It's a liquid, I don't see why not as long as it is not carbonated I would say.
If it has an abundance of particles / sediments it won't as the filters get clogged up pretty fast / easy and then you would have mess after mess with over flows from overflow tube. Beer would have to be pretty clear to begin with in order for it to possibly work ok. You're talking a chance to it's not already pretty clear beer. Hope that helps.What is the flow rate on the pump? Gallons per hour?BEST ANSWER: Flow rate varies considerably with how efficient I have been with racking off sediment and starting from a fairly clear wine. Filtering time varies from minimum of about 15 minutes for a 5 gallon car boy, to 30 to 45 minutes for a real cloudy wine that has been difficult to clear with racking. BV works well as a polishing filter, but I've also used for the cloudy situation above. In the later case, might need to change filters a few times for a car boy.Does the filter come with all necessary hoses, what else do I need besides the filter pads?BEST ANSWER: Hi Brett,
The filter is good to go, right out of the box. You will need a cleanser and a sanitizer. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, there's a short video demonstration with Tim Vandergrift.
CharlesDoes this Unit filter the wine well enough to allow adding sugar to the wine without the addition of Potassium Sorbate?BEST ANSWER: It filters great but not on a microscopic level. I still add potassium sorbate to al my sweetened wines, just to keep it sweet.What is the measurement (size in inches) of the filters? Just wondering if I can use other types of filters or if I have to buy yours.BEST ANSWER: This product needs to be used with the manufacturer's filters - he Mini Jet Filter pads. Cheers!Is there a suggested maximum volume capacity? I realize 5g carboys are typical and am sure higher volumes mean changing out the filters more, but I'm more curious about the engineering of the motor and whether it is appropriate for it to be on for 50 gallons or so at a time.BEST ANSWER: This can be used for any volume, but you would have to change the filters quite often. How many times depends on the amount of sediment and the level of filtration used. This unit is designed to work best with 6-20 gallons.