Super Transfer Pump with Pre-Filter
Make transferring your fine wine easier and faster with the Super Transfer Pump. This self priming, diaphragm pump is compact, portable, and packed with features that make it an essential piece of equipment for the serious winemaker. It has a variable flow rate which is adjustable from 1 to 3 gallons per minute which means you can drain a 5 gallon carboy in less than 2 minutes! It also means all of your fermentation equipment can remain at the same level - no more lifting of heavy carboys, or disturbing the lees.
-On/off switch with automatic shutoff at 45 psi
-Adjustable flow rate, from 1-3 gallons per minute
-Diaphragm style pump head is gentle on wine
-Self Priming and can run dry for short periods
-Compact and portable
-Mountable shock-absorbing feet make it easy to install anywhere
-Includes pre-filter, hoses, clamps, fittings, and spanner wrench
-110 Volt, 0.5 Amps.
The screen is difficult to replace after cleaning, and after using it 6 or 7 times l had a hard time getting it started.
Saves a lot of time, no more siphoning wine should of bought one years ago
At the highest speed I think I transferred 5 gallons of beer in about a minute. Crazy fast! Unfortunately the beer foamed up and out of my keg, it was so foamy. On the slowest speed (the speed is infinitely adjustable in between) it didn't foam as much, but it was still quite noticeable. Makes transferring a breeze but the tubing is so curved I really had to work at it to keep the tubing submerged in the carboy near the surface of the trub and it wanted to suction up against the wall of the carboy a couple of times. All in all, and the fact thathat you can run it dry and needs no priming, I wonder how I ever got along without it.
I racked 15 gallons of wine with the Super Transfer Pump. It's quiet, and worked well. It will take some getting used to though. I put rigid lexan tubing on each end of the tygon tubing so that I could position the ends where they were needed. Even at low setting, this pump pulls fast, and so I pulled more of the lees than I wanted too. It's faster than the good old auto siphon. The transfered wine was also pretty foamy. Don't know if that was CO2 escaping or introduced O2; I hope it was the former.