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Sterile Siphon Starter - For 6.5 Gallon Carboy with threaded neck
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The easiest way to start a siphon!

Simply blow into the sterile filter, which slightly pressurizes the carboy, causing beer to flow out. This is hands down superior to the numerous other methods of starting a siphon (and we have tried them all!) No sucking the end of the tube, no plungers with faulty gaskets, no shaking, no filling up the tube with unsterilized water, nothing to break, no contamination, no disturbing the sediment, and no fuss. Can you tell we really like it!

How to Use Attach the Sterile Siphon starter assembly by firmly pushing the orange or yellow carboy hood over the mouth of the carboy. Slide the stainless racking cane to the desired depth, just about the sediment level and blow into the white, sanitary air filter for 2-3 seconds. Blowing through the filter forces beer out through the racking cane, starting the siphon. There is no need to worry about contamination from your mouth, as the sanitary filter removes 99.98% of airborne bacteria. For a video demonstration, check out the video below.

A Video Demonstration
For a simple Quicktime movie demonstration by Chris Graham Click Here. Don't have Quicktime, click here for free viewer.

Tip to Remove Oxygen in Line We suggest that as your starting the siphon you pinch the clear, flexible tubing near the racking cane. Release the pinch on the tubing after 1-2 seconds, while continuing to blow through for an additional second. This will cause the clear vinyl tubing to fill completely with beer, eliminating oxidation that can occur in siphoning when your line is not completely full and beer is mixing with oxygen.

Special Tip for Additional Use of Sterile Siphon Starter on Brew Day
During the brew day fill your carboy with sanitizer as normal. Take the red tip off the end of the stainless racking cane and insert Siphon Starter assembly into carboy filled with sanitizer. Blow on filter to begin siphoning sanitizer out of carboy. As the sanitizer empties the carboy fills with filtered air, leaving a sanitized, bacteria free environment to fill your beer into.

Sterile Siphon Includes:

  • 26 inch Stainless Racking Cane
  • Red Sediment Reduction Tip
  • Orange Carboy Hood for 6.5 Gallon Carboy with threaded neck
  • 5' 3/8" ID Vinyl Tubing
  • Stainless Hose Clamp
  • Sterile Air Filter

    About the White Sterile Filter: There are two sides to the filter - an "in" and an "out". The direction you use doesn't matter, however, you want to take note of which way you first push air through it and always keep it that way. There is an arrow on the edge of the filter housing that we use to keep the air flow going one direction when using it. The filter should never get wet, so don't try and sanitize it by dunking it in sanitizer. If you want to clean the outside of it, use Alpet D2. To store the filter, use a little tinfoil on the "In" of the filter and store in a zip-lock bag.

Note: The color of the hood you recieve may vary from the hood that is pictured.

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Item # R552
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 1LBS
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You're crazy not to use this
This purchase is a no brainer. It's incredibly easy to transfer your beer to the bottling bucket or to secondary, without having to deal with getting a siphon going. Just blow in to the filter, let go of the pinch, and your beer is transferring. It's $20 well spent.
June 20, 2015
Works the best
Works like a charm. The extra tube on top is perfect for applying some CO2 gas to pressurize the inside and get the siphon flow going, without introducing oxygen in any way. Very easy to clean/sanitize.
May 5, 2015
I love this siphon
I have replaced my auto siphon with this. Easy to clean and sterilize in a wallpaper tray. No contamination. I find I need to hold the neck while starting the siphon, but once it is going it keeps the seal on its own.
May 31, 2013
Overall good method for transfering
In general this product works well, and seems like the easiest method to transfer beer with a siphon. The actual hood is a little loose when trying to build the pressure to start the siphon, but I find it easy enough to hold the hood tight until the siphon starts flowing.
May 31, 2013
Must have
For me, this was easier to use and clean than a auto siphon.
May 29, 2013
Easy to fill a keg or rack to secondary.
Just make sure you don't lose the siphon because getting it started again with so much liquid missing is hard work. I have attached my aquarium pump and it did the trick, though. Easier to clean than an auto-siphon, and stainless means I will have it a long time.
May 25, 2013
This works great!
I love this setup. It is easy to get the siphon started, sterile, and very gentle on the beer.
May 21, 2013
Dead easy to use
I followed the directions and it worked perfect. I found the fitting for the neck of the carboy to be really tight but I guess it needs to be to work properly. flow rate is not too fast so it is easy to gauge the moment to stop the siphoning. High quality stainless for the tube and the little fitting on the end doesn't look like it would work, but it really does.
May 8, 2013
Best way to start a transfer and I have tried almost everything including sucking on the hose. Not reccomened!!!
This is truly the best way to start a siphon with a carboy in a sanitary fashion. For even a better way to transfer just hook a piece of tubing to the filter and push via CO2 if you have a tank. Use the quick attach for transitioning from keggarator to transferring in a snap.
May 7, 2013
Works Pretty Good
This siphon works exactly as intended. However, the silicone portion doesn't exactly fit over the neck of my 6.5g carboy. It is way too small to stretch over and seal, so I have to hold it down tight to create a seal.
May 6, 2013