Buon Vino Mini Jet Wine Filter
For the first time, the Mini-Jet has a self-priming pump. Turn it on and it will draw liquid from your carboy or fermenter directly into the pump and through the filter pads, with no siphoning, no fussing around, and no mess! You get brilliantly polished wine in only minutes, and you never have to worry about stopping and starting the filter if you need to: turn it back on and it simply starts where it left off! You can bottle your clear wine with the happy knowledge that it will be stable in the bottle and look great for years to come.
Clear, fined wine is very pretty, and shows well in a glass. But filtered wine has a diamond sparkle to it that catches the eye, and looks more like a commercial wine. It's the difference between a freshly washed car and a freshly waxed car. Both are great, but one is noticeably more appealing.
Mini-Jet filters use three different grades of pads for increasing levels of polish. Whichever filter pad you use, we strongly recommend using the Buon Vino pre-filter setup with your Mini-Jet if your wine contains oak chips or powder, or if it contained grape skins. All small pumps are designed specifically to move liquids with low levels of suspended material, and the small, efficient and easy-to-clean pre-filter helps ensure your pump head maintains maximum efficiency as you filter your delicious wine.
Read more about how to filter your wine here.
Filters not included, but required.
Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
I’ve now filtered my 3rd batch of wine-this last one was 6 gallons.
I used a #2 filter on both Merlot & a Riesling wines so far. I was absolutely amazed at how much clearer the wine was. I had no real issues with leaking nor any issues with spraying as others have mentioned. I had about 1/2 of a wine glass which I used to "pay the peasant".
I read the instructions and watched YouTube videos to get started. Some of the videos are not well done and I quickly realized that I take longer than most to transfer and clear my wine in the carboy before I ever get to filtering, so I'm starting with pretty clear wine. With that said, filtering was super and easy. I was able to do two 6 gallon batches back to back with one set of #2 filters. The wine appears beautiful in the bottle, which I won't open for another several months. The plates do drip a little, but the filter system is designed to collect all the drips and we aren't talking about more than 1/2 cup over two batches. So if your serious about turning out some better than average kit wine, I recommend the Buon Vino Mini Jet Filter.
Overall is it worth it? Yes... It's not super fast, It does leak around the filters plates, but it does put a wonderful, clear finish on your wine. I'm just getting started and still learning. This was recommended to me via my brother-in-law who got my wife and I started.
My first batch took forever ( > 1.5 hours) to filter which was disappointing but then I contacted the company and they told be to pull the intake hose strainer off and put it back on and that cured my problem for the next batch