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MoreFlavor!® Barrel Gas Transfer Tool
R657

MoreFlavor!® Barrel Gas Transfer Tool

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Description

Simply the best, safest way to transfer your barrel aged beer! Pushing your beer out of the barrel with inert gas like CO2 eliminates the possible points of oxidation or infection that could come from using a pump. 

 
After using similar tools available on the market, we took what we liked and disliked and made our own. Obviously we're proud of the price, but perhaps more impressive are the polished finish and the excellent quality welds. 
 
Many brewers like to use this with an attached sight gauge. We found that it's much easier to clean the tool when the sight gauge is detachable, so we offer it as an accessory instead of having it welded onto the wand (sight-gauge H664, clamp H652, gasket h656).
 
Quality Features
  • Stainless lock down mechanism to adjust height
  • Polished stainless tube
  • Compression Silicone Bung to form airtight seal with barrel
  • Adjustable lees pin
  • Made from 304 stainless steel
Specifications
  • 1.5" Tri-Clover Outlet
  • 1/4" Stainless Steel Ball Valve with FPT inlet for inert gas
  • 31" height from lees pin to pictured stopper
 
Item # R657
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 9 LBS
Community Q&A

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Barrel aging
Jake A on Dec 2, 2022
barrel filling and transferring
Erik L on Nov 2, 2022
Barrel aging
Jake A on Dec 2, 2022
because I have to transfer to and from barrels
Ron F on Dec 1, 2022
barrel filling and transferring
Erik L on Nov 2, 2022
Well. I need to fill and empty barrels. :D
Greta M on Jun 24, 2022
Cheaper than GW KENT
Scott W on Jun 13, 2022
Transfer tool for barrel aged beers
Narayan M on May 17, 2022
Good reviews on item, competitive price
because i need it
Armando C on Jan 7, 2022
Best price around
Zack C on Nov 23, 2021
We will brew imperial stout.
Yokohama Bay Brewing C on Nov 11, 2021
Better price than the bull dog.
Josiah T on Oct 28, 2021
Because it works well
William O on Aug 27, 2021
i have barrels
Les M on Jul 10, 2021
BARREL BREWS
Justin K on May 28, 2021
Used on my friend has at his brewery and it works great
Raymond A P on May 19, 2021
Price and availability.
Adam B on Apr 21, 2021
had one at previous cidery, affordable and practical
Abram G on Apr 21, 2021
Best Price!!
Matthew H O on Jan 11, 2021
It works good
Dave H on Dec 30, 2020
To get beer out of a 59 gallon wine barrel.
marcus h on Dec 24, 2020
We need this tool for the brewery.
M. Ty M on Nov 11, 2020
Cheaper than GW Kent
Nate S on Nov 8, 2020
quality and price
Wayne B on Sep 18, 2020
Gentle way to handle delicate wines
Michelle U on Aug 22, 2020
new to barrel aging. hope this helps
Emmett S on Aug 21, 2020
It is the industry standard for barrel transfers.
Donald Durant J on Jun 10, 2020
.....to move beer
Joshua on May 22, 2020
barrel aging program
Xavier A on May 13, 2020
Looks like a great deal compared to what local winery supply shops charge
Aaron P on Mar 19, 2020
It's a reliable, inexpensive and effective tool in transferring liquid from barrel to tank, or vice versa.
Patrick R on Jan 31, 2020
Reviews
IAN P D on Dec 5, 2019
Tried to make our own, but this was recommended by a fellow brewer.
Anthony H on Nov 30, 2019
reviews
matt m on Nov 5, 2019
Better price than the competitor and has great reviews.
Matt R on Oct 23, 2019
Transfer barrel aged beers.
Nigel D D on Oct 16, 2019
Old one stuck and can’t be taken apart.
Alibi Ale W on Sep 25, 2019
easier than tipping a barrel to empty it
Travis H on Sep 9, 2019
cheaper than gw kent
Molly F on Sep 7, 2019
Because it is cheaper than the Bulldog
Mattthew U on Aug 28, 2019
Used it at a previous job
Christian L on Aug 28, 2019
Fits need
Todd G on Jul 12, 2019
More economical than other alternatives in the market.
Dustin S on Jun 20, 2019
It is a great tool at a great price!
Christian P on May 24, 2019
best price
michael n on May 10, 2019
Cheaper then bulldog
Ted P on Apr 14, 2019
I need it.
Alex P on Apr 6, 2019
Beer barrels baby
Patrick H T on Mar 28, 2019
well priced and well reviewed from personal friends
Matt D on Mar 25, 2019
Better price than GW Kent
Dallas W on Mar 16, 2019
I was unable to select an Australian state in the drop down menu - these items need to be sent to Tasmania please.
Colette M. G on Feb 15, 2019
because I have to transfer to and from barrels
Ron F on Dec 1, 2022
Well. I need to fill and empty barrels. :D
Greta M on Jun 24, 2022
is this height adjustable to fit any size barrel? I have several 5 and 10 gallon barrels i need it for. HELP!
Francisco Ramos on Jan 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, not only does it have an adjustable lees pin at the bottom but the whole valve and bung assembly can be adjusted along the whole length of the racking cane to accommodate various size barrels.
What is the maximum vessel depth achievable if the stopper is pushed as high as it will go? I am looking to transfer apple juice for cider from a 275 gallon IBC tote which measures about 38" from the lid to bottom of the tote. I may need to extend the tube so it reaches the bottom. If so, what is the outer diameter of the stainless tube?
Nico Chiarito on Nov 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I just measured that maximum vertical distance as about 33.5”, maybe a bit more. The outer diameter of the stainless tube is 1 7/64”, or just under an inch and an eighth, as measured with a digital caliper. Hope this helps.
I have several stainless kegs (old firestones) that take a #10 stopper. Any idea if the stopper will fit this sized keg?
Mark Parker on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what a #10 stopper dimensions are. The small end of this one is 1.75 inches. At the top its closer to 2.25 inches. It expands to seal the bung hole when you turn the lower screw handle right above the rubber stopper. I would say if the hole in your keg is about 2 inches this will work.
How do you clean the assembly? I cannot locate an instruction manual.
Tim Quiring on Feb 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I run PBW through it for 20 minutes or so: put PBW + water in the boil kettle, hook the BK outlet to the outlet of the cane and put the whole thing in the BK so the solution flows through the cane, out of the BK, back into the top of the cane and out of the bottom again.
What is the recommended CO2 pressure? Looks like it has a PRV.
Tim Quiring on Feb 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The PRV on this is rated to 55 psi. All of the other answers are correct that you really just need a little bit of pressure to push your product out of the barrel. Then when you're finished you can either relieve the pressure with the PRV.
I have a 220L steel tank I’d like to push wine into when racking through the 1/2” ball valve at the base of the tank. Can I expect that 10PSI will maintain pushing the wine into the tank even when the tank is almost full? My concern is that the gravity pressure coming from the tank from the weight of the wine will be greater than that being pushed by the gas and it won’t work. Anyone doing this?
Chad Hughes on Nov 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is yes, though it all depends on the pressure inside the receiving tank. If your receiving tank has a port that you can vent pressure before you start and leave open during the transfer (to allow for gas to escape as you take up volume with liquid) then 10 psi will be more than enough to push the liquid against gravity and the weight of the liquid itself. We use this tool to rack out of 53 and 60 gallon barrels into a 217 (7bbl) tank. Onec we start on the second barrel we are pushing against the contents of the first barrel already in the receiving tank and don't have any issues. We also transfer from tank to tank and push up to 15 bbl from one fermenter to another at much less than a 10 psi gradient.
Does this tool pressurize the tank being transferred from the top or the bottom? I’m concerned about disturbing the lees at the bottom of the tank during transfer if the gas comes out the bottom of the tool.
Shawn wichman on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use one of these in my home winery. It pressurizes from the top (where the rubber seal is) and presses liquid up from the bottom. You have to set the little screw in the bottom to lift the liquid pipe off the bottom of barrel so you don't push up lees that are on the bottom. Works great.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
great product
A thing of beauty, and extremely well-built.
October 6, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
wood barrel transfer tool
very nice tool at a reasonable price
January 11, 2022
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great service excellent customer service
September 2, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great tool
Quality tool at a great price. Much more affordable than the other bull dogs on the market.
August 14, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nicely done
Well made and price is right
June 4, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Basic and Works
Transfers beers in and out of barrels.
June 3, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great, glad to finally be able to fill barrels. Looking forward to emptying them when the cider's ready!
May 10, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great!
Works great for transferring from a barrel at a fraction of the cost of some of the others out there.
March 3, 2021
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Cheaper than and comparable to other brands
So far so good. This bad boy is the bees knees, we used it to transfer a mixed ferm that spent 19 months in the barrel, straight to the keg. The ability to remove all the soft parts is monumental in keeping peace of mind between mixed ferm and regular batches.
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Added Nov 10, 2020
November 10, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great tool for low cost compared to other brands
great tool for low cost compared to other brands
March 12, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago