This 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 Mini Jet Filter Pads you use, we strongly recommend using the Buon Vino Mini Jet Pre Screen Filter with your Mini-Jet if your wine contains oak chips or powder, or if it contained grape skins. You will not want to filter or fine any wine that contains solids such as stems or oak chips without pre-filtering first. This will clog the pump and void the warranty.
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 Filter Pads
I have not used my new filter pump as of yet but wanted to correct the stability 3 leg issue as note on some comments before I did used it, so this is what I did.
I took a scrap piece of 1"x6"x 14" oak board and drilled 3, 1/2" leg holes thru it. I drilled 4, 3/4" holes half way thru it for the 4 small studs at the bottom and sat it on the board. It works like a charm and took me a whole 10 minutes to make and the pump is very stabile since the pump tray has a large area to rest on. I gave it 5 stars since it appears as everything I've read about.
Used once and having had the older model this one is improved. Self primed and filtered wine nicely. Cannot give it 5 stars because this newer model still draws air causing foaming through the filter assembly.
Works great, wine was a little cloudy till I clarified it, came out Crystal clear.
I've wanted to get a wine filter for some time but I usually only work on two batches of wine a year now so harder to justify. The filter did everything that it was supposed to do. However, I would suggest doing a quick search on the internet for additional advice. One of the complaints is the leakage which can be slowed down by using a couple additional clamps. Not a big deal to do and helps with the process. The other suggestion is to use a racking cane for the output side to have better control of the tubing. That worked great! Setup and cleanup are really easy and it didn't take long to filter the wine once running. Overall I'm happy with the quality of the product and would recommend getting it and stocking up on a few sets of filters.
Buon Vino Mini Jet Wine Filtering System