Mini Auto Siphon - 5/16" racking cane

SKU: 40110

The simplest and most sanitary way we have found to start a siphon.

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Mini Auto Siphon - 5/16" racking cane


One stroke of the racking cane/piston assembly will start a siphon when immersed in as little as six inches of beer or wine; less than six inches may require a second stroke. Includes a removable diverter tip to minimize sediment pickup. Plastic construction; can be disassembled for cleaning.

This auto-siphon is sized for 1 gallon jugs and is 13.5" tall. Works best with 5/16" ID siphon hose, but 3/8" will work as well.

The Auto Siphon in action.

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Customer Reviews

Great little Siphon! Review by jayhead000
This little guy worked great! Perfect for the narrow neck of a 1 gallon fermenter, and works great for transferring wort from the kettle to the fermenter. (Posted on 2/6/15)
Essential for small batches Review by Jason
I tried using a regular size siphon for regular five gallon batches on one and two gallon batches and it just did not work. To cumbersome, won't fit in a 1 gal growler. This works well, I have had trouble getting a good siphon without bubbling at times. That may be because I have too much tubing attached. (Posted on 10/8/14)
Better the second time around Review by Travis
As per my first review, I received a bad Mini Auto Siphon; Northern Brewer very kindly replaced it, and I have since used it, with much better results. I am currently brewing small (1 gallon) batches, and find that it is not ideal for these small containers. I think the idea is great, and I think that, for larger fermenters, an Auto Siphon could be very useful. As an aside, I am impressed and pleased with Northern Brewer's excellent customer service in this instance. I would rate it 5 stars. (Posted on 4/27/14)
Best beer purchase I have made Review by Smokey
I will never not use an auto siphon after having used one makes a huge difference (Posted on 2/23/14)
Simply easy Review by Codi
Easy to use and clean. just be careful pulling your hose off! (Posted on 1/26/14)
pretty great so far Review by DVO
I've been making cider/wine for a few months and needed a smaller siphon for one gallon jugs. This is perfect for the one gallon Whole Foods Apple Juice jugs I've been using. Needed a standard hose, though. Same size hose as my large siphon. (Posted on 1/5/14)
Simple and Easy Review by Towercop
Since I've started to small batch, the mini siphon is very handy and convenient with one gallon containers...A must have to add to your brewery equipment. (Posted on 12/27/13)
Works Great Review by Brian
This thing is a life saver .Works great and saves alot of time from using old style racking cane (Posted on 12/26/13)
Great for small batches Review by Matthew
If you do a lot of small batch brewing this is a great tool. Much easier to use than the larger auto siphons or the other siphon options that are out there. (Posted on 12/23/13)
great for 1 gallon Review by Adam
great for 1 gallon brewing. gets the job done quick and effectively (Posted on 10/3/13)
Great for small batches Review by Michael
Summary says it all, this is essential if you are doing very many 1 gallon experimental batches. (Posted on 7/12/13)
Broken Review by Dave
Mine broke after 4 batches, it sure was great while it lasted. (Posted on 1/23/12)
simple Review by jerry
The easiest and quickest way to siphon. Will recomend to everybody I know. (Posted on 12/4/11)
Depends on your carboy Review by Bob_Ham
This may work well if you're using a 5gal glass carboy or an open bucket. If using a larger, taller, 6.5gal glass carboy, you're going to have trouble. To properly use the device, you have to hold onto the top and bottom and pull them towards each other. If using a 6.5 gal carboy to do a 5gal batch, the space from the surface of the beer to the opening in the carboy is too large for the bottom of the siphon to actually touch the beer and work. In short - if you're using a 6.5gal glass carboy, be prepared for serious disapointment as the siphon just isn't long enough. (Posted on 3/1/11)
Home brewers must have Review by BigE
This is a must have for home brewers. With this racking cane it only takes a couple minutes to siphon off a 5 gallon batch. The biggest complaint that I have heard is that the cane is easy to break when you are attempting to remove the hose from the cane after use. I found that if you coat the cane with a small ammount of keg lube before attaching the hose to the cane - it removes very easy. Happy brewing. (Posted on 12/23/10)
Must have for homebrewers Review by BigE
This racking cane works very well. The biggest complaint that I have heard is that you can break the end of the cane when attempting to remove the hose from the cane. I found that if you put a very small amount of keg lube on the cane before you place the host on it - it removes very easily - happy brewing. (Posted on 12/23/10)