Guess I should have read the reviews. I too thought this had a pump mechanism, like the plastic one I have been using. Has anyone converted this to use a pump? Sucking on the hose would never work as a 'sanitary' option.
I did not read well and thought this cool stainless siphon had a built-in manual pump like the plastic ones I had used. Was greatly disappointed. Instructions say to suck on the hose?? Not for brewing.
We are very sorry that you were disappointed in this product. We agree that the plastic easy siphons are great but plastic has its obvious drawbacks. We do love these stainless canes when using a setup like in our Sterile Siphon Starter (R550). Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you get setup with any other parts or setup that you need or exchange it for something that will work for you.
May 26, 2020
It was only half of what I need. I thought it I could siphon with it but I seem to be missing a piece. It is disappointing I am a very regular customer
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September 13, 2019
I have been using 3/8" siphon cane and tubing, but recently purchased a wine pump that requires 1/2" tubing. Adapting the 3/8" to fit the 1/2" resulted in air sucking in. This cane and tubing work perfectly.
the racking cane is great, it's Stainless steel so not much can possibly go wrong. However, the plastic racking clip that is supposed to hold the cane to the side of the carboy or kettle is fairly useless. It doesn't have enough halding power to keep the cane in the right position. You may need to somehow put a zip tie or something to keep it from popping out of the clip. Otherwise, a sturdy, simple to use racking cane.