DetailsThe Super Transfer Pump with Pre-Filter is a self-priming pump with an automatic shutoff switch as 45 psi. It makes transferring your wine a breeze because it does all the work for you. All of your fermentation equipment can be on the same level now because the pump will move the wine up, down, or wherever you want it to go. The pre-filter helps prevent large sediment from getting into the pump and damaging the motor. This pump also offers an adjustable flow rate for those times when you might need more, or less, power. This unit pumps at a rate of 3.0 gallons per minute maximum, and it can run without interruption for over 90 minutes.
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4.4 / 5.016 ReviewsGreat variable speed pumpHad a little trouble getting the screen prefilter back in place after cleaning but over all a great variable speed pump. Love it!March 19, 2019Purchased
6 months agoBetter than expectedThe pump is more than I had hoped for the hose attachments swivel so you can position your hoses where you want them without kinks. It has pumped hundreds of gallons of vinegar for me w/o problems.March 19, 2018Purchased
1 year agoI find it much easier to do the racking the wine.works good.easy to clean.October 28, 2017Purchased
1 year agoVery happy customerLove this product! I use it often. It has made my life a lot easier when it comes to racking & transferring product. Worth every penny!!February 26, 2017Purchased
over 4 years agoSuper Transfer Pump Is My SaviorDon't step up to a 60 gallon barrel if you don't have this pump or something better. Fermentation, punch down, and press don't really require special tools, but once you fill a barrel or container you can't lift, trying to precisely angle a siphon and keep it going is near impossible. I racked off the gross lees with a regular auto-siphon and it was really difficult and time consuming with 3 people. Since I didn't have the barrel elevated I honestly don't know how I would have done the second racking without a pump of some kind. Using the Super Transfer Pump, I was able to cleanly pump 65 gallons of wine (losing 2 gallons of sediment) into holding containers, move and clean the barrel and carboy, returning the wine to the clean containers in a little over 2 hours with just a little help from one person at the end. This pump and pre-filter are fast and don't require priming. Clean up is simple too. I just got it so I can't speak to durability, but if you clean it right after use, it is supposed to live a long life. The bad: 1. It is a little scary that you can't get it wet considering the environment it needs to operate in. 2. Refitting the pre-filter screen after cleaning is very tricky.March 29, 2016Not the best pump for wine with heavy lees' 1st transfer to secondaryThe pump itself is awesome and does exactly what it is designed for, to pump large volumes at a fast pace. This pump has 2 speeds and they are both powerful. The self-priming is awesome but leaves a little bit too much volume in the lines, but I can live with that. My negative experience is this: When transferring wine must from primary to secondary and a must that has a large amount of lees on the bottom, the lees of course will end then on the top of the carboy close to the mouth. If you cap your carboy the top will blow off and spew the lees out. Hopefully you are around when this happens so as to prevent air continually being in contact with the now open-mouthed carboy. It sure is hard to punch down lees through a small opening!October 23, 2014This allows me to keep brewingThis product is also very helpful for brewing. I have my back trouble and cannot lift 5 gallons of liquid anymore. This pump has saved my ability to continue brewing. It's self priming, has an adjustable flow rate, and is easy to clean. As others have mentioned be careful (DELICATE) with it, and it will serve you well. The following is from the paper supplied paperwork: Self-priming; Auto shut off at 45psi; thermally protected motor; max liquid temp 130deg F (54deg C); can run dry for short periods (5 secs); max flow rate 3.0GPM; pump can run for over 90mins continuous, adjustable flow rate; 110volts, 0.5Amp; 40 mesh prefilter strainer.February 1, 2014PowerfulThe pump works like a champ, but I see the other reviewers points about it being easy to break. I read the directions and did what they say and its working out for me. Self priming is nice.January 3, 2014Self primingTo me it's got a big advantage - it's self priming, which is way better than other pumps. Its strong and not overly loud. I was warned about it's breakability so am very careful with it and not over tightening. A good performer.October 9, 2013A really good pumpIts powerful (at least compared to my old one that died) and works well. Its good that its self priming. You do have to be careful with it so you don't break it. I read the directions and also watched the online video so i know what not to do.September 9, 2013
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Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 32 answerswhat are the dimensions of the pump?BEST ANSWER: Approx. 12" long and 4" in diameterIs the pump speed adjustable?BEST ANSWER: I own one of these pumps purchased from Midwest, and yes they have adjustable speeds. It's a very good pump for small quantities, the only problem I have had is the screen on the pre-filter is easily bent and is difficult to seat after a few uses so be very careful with how you handle, wash, and insert or you will have problems getting it to seat properly. An extra screen would be a good idea when shipping this product.Can you leave the filter out or will it hurt the pump?BEST ANSWER: It can be used without the filter if the liquid being transferred does not have sediment or solid material in it. The filter is a small screen assembly, which can be opened up to clean it, or the screen insert can be removed.Will this work on a primary with lots of sediment? Or will it clog?BEST ANSWER: it will fill instantly. the filter is very hard to get off and on. not only the plastic cover but the metal screen is so tight that when you take it out to clean you will need patience to get it back on. We use a tube type filter that goes around the racking cane or plastic tube. It almost works better if you use two prefilters outside the pump on the cane. Hope that helps.We need a self priming pump that pumps up 8 feet and will not aerate or cause foam/bubbles. Will this pump work? If not which is best?BEST ANSWER: We use this pump, with a topping gun attachment and a variable lid tank on a cart, to top all the wine in our facility. We stack the barrels 4 high (over 10 feet). It’s a great system for us and we experience no foam or bubbles.Can this be used for beer? Will the filter remove any leftover yeastIs it possible to use this pump to transfer wort from kettle in garage to fermenter in my basement? About 30 feet or soBEST ANSWER: I pump wine about 18 feet when I rack my Zinfandel and Cabernet. I pump 10 barrels of 55 gallons each without more than 5 minutes break between barrels, all on the same floor. But it looks like you are pumping to a lower level. That should be an easy transfer. I don't see a problem with your project. Especially with gravity assistance.can I get a new screen for the pre-filterBEST ANSWER: Jim,
We do not carry replacement screens but you may be able to find them at The Vintage Shop. They may not sell directly to you but they should be able to direct to someone that does carry them.