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. This is the auto siphon model included in our starter kits.
Includes a removable diverter tip to minimize sediment pickup. Plastic construction; can be disassembled for cleaning.
Works best with 5/16" ID siphon hose (#7100), but 3/8" will work as well.
Wouldnt brew without one.
this works pretty well to get your siphon going to transfer liquids. I did notice that the bottom plastic stand off cap that keeps it out of the sludge on the bottom of the jug was cracked and had to glue it back together to get the effect of not sucking junk into my bottles.
I don't have anything to compare it to but I have use it several times and it works as expected. Seems to me this works a lot better than draining off the fermenter into the bottling bucket using the spigot and stirring up all that sludge.
Easy to setup, use and clean. if you make wine, you this is a must have tool.