DetailsThis 30" Stainless Steel Curved Racking Cane has the same external dimensions as the plastic canes, but has a larger inside diameter, which allows for a smoother, faster flow. Stainless steel is the preferred material for most brewers because it doesn't scratch like plastic can, which could lead to contamination of your brews. This will be the last racking cane you will ever buy. Use 5/16" ID tubing with this racking cane.
- Details & Instructions
4.3 / 5.015 Reviewsworks great!works great and a good price!June 1, 2012NICEGreat product, use it to rack from carboy to keg using C02 with a carboy hood and some fittings.October 4, 2012Last cane you will buyGreat product because the thinner walls make for a larger I.D. and make for a much quicker racking experience, and it will not chip and crack. I have gone through many plastic canes before that broke. It's stainless steel so you would have to be pretty careless to break it.December 2, 2012Lasts forever if you treat it rightPBW will not harm stainless steel. Chlorine bleach on the other hand will. Keep bleach away from all your brewing tools with the possible exception of glass bottles._x000D_This racking cane works fin, and will last. Its easy to use, not any harder than an auto siphon._x000D_The only disadvantage this cane has compared to an auto siphon is for shallow volumes of liquid, since its harder to generate the up and down motion to start the siphon._x000D_A good piece of equipment you only need to buy once.December 9, 2012Good lengthBecause its metal it's interior walls are thinner than plastic and it has a larger diameter and can transfer beer and wine much faster than a plastic siphon. Its more durable because it wont crack or break at the stem. It's also pretty easy to use.March 2, 2013Too longIt's everything you need but I would recommend the shorter one. It sticks out of a 5 gallon carboy about a foot.March 29, 2013Stainless steel racking caneI really like the idea of stainless steel. Stainless is for ever. But the only thing that bothers me is that you can not see inside to make sure that there is nothing living in there. I'm sure that if your cleaning and sanitizing habits are good,there will be nothing to worry about. I also think that I am going to cut mine in half to facilitate sanitizing in a smaller bucket.April 8, 2013Better than the auto siphonI like it better than the auto siphon. I used the orange cap, stuck the racking cane down the middle hole and blew on the other hole till the beer started flowing. Fast and easier to clean. You have to wrap your fingers around the cap to keep good pressure, but it seems faster and easier to me. You can also guide the pick up end and only get the clear beer, leaving the yeast and hops at the bottom of the carboy.April 14, 2013Works GreatWorks amazing! Great flow. Has yet to disappoint me. Due to its durability it will hopefully last me a lifetime! I would 100% recommend upgrading to this stainless steel version.August 20, 2013SolidThis will not crack like my old auto-siphon, and it's easier to clean. I can put it in boiling water to kill microbes and to remove and deposits. It's good for Better Bottles and Carboys.November 4, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 4 answersWhat is the outer diameter of this racking cane?BEST ANSWER: OD is right around 3/8" of an inch. This is for a pretty big pot as it is very tall. I also purchased the pot clip that goes with it.What is the best way to prime the line when using this?BEST ANSWER: The most effective way to get one of these siphons is to use one of the following methods:
1. Fill the hose with water (or preferably sanitizer) and then drain it into a separate container. The liquid will pull the beer behind it, at which point you can plug the hose and move it to your bottling bucket or fermentor. This method works well, but definitely takes some practice to make a clean switch.
2. Use a turkey baster to start the siphon. Squeeze the baster, stick it in the end of the hose, release, and it will pull beer through. Just make sure the turkey baster is sanitized.
I hope that this helps!does this work with a 1/2 inch siphon or how does it workBEST ANSWER: This is intended to be used only as a racking cane (not an autosiphon) and can be used with 5/16" ID hosing.