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.
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4.3 / 5.016 ReviewsCouple extra steps to get this to syphon and Walla. I replaced my syphon for this one because the plastic syphon melted into some strange shape while transferring my wert to a bucket. Long story short, I misread the temp, and was also thinking that transferring the brewed wert to another bucket could help in the process of cooling. Both were a drag. In the end this metal rod works well and I don't have to worry about misreading the temp anymoreMarch 7, 2017Purchased
1 year agoAbout that piece on the end...While the racking can works great, the attachment of the end cap is very poorly designed and takes quite a bit of effort to get it attached...I needed to take it off to clean and decided it was too much of a PITA to put back on so just using the cane without it. The four prongs shown in the picture fit on the OUTSIDE of the racking cane but are squeezed in so you need to use a screwdriver to help push them out while pushing it onto the can...what a pain. Oh...and the prong gizmo fits loose in the cap so it moves around while you are trying to put it on. I would not buy this again unless the end cap was changed to allow for a simpler installation onto the racking cane.End cap pictureJanuary 19, 2017Purchased
1 year agoBetter than plasticIts easy to clean and there is no risk of a hair line crack that can happen with plastic. Easy to use and fits in the clip that holds it onto the bucket.March 20, 2014SolidThis 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, 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, 2013I prefer the auto siphonI was curious how this would work for racking. Its works, but it's not as convenient as the auto siphon, and if you have smaller volumes it's harder to use. Nothing wrong with it, but the auto-siphon is better.August 12, 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, 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, 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, 2013Good 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, 2013
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 17 answersCan the cap at the end be removed from this racking cane?BEST ANSWER: Yes it can. It's held on by a 4 prong external spring clip fastened to the bottom inside of the cap..What 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.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.