Sterile Siphon Starter (Smooth Neck Carboys)

Sterile Siphon Starter (Smooth Neck Carboys)

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Getting a siphon started can be one of the biggest hassles that homebrewers face. There are endless methods you can try that usually end in a siphoning disaster. If this sounds familiar you will LOVE this Sterile Siphon Starter! 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! 
Simply blow into the sterile filter, which slightly pressurizes the carboy, forcing beer to flow up the racking cane and out the tubing, thus starting your siphon. This is hands down superior to the numerous other methods of starting a siphon (and we have tried them all!)
This size will also work for larger-mouthed plastic carboys!
How to Use:  Attach the Sterile Siphon starter assembly by firmly pushing the 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 until you have a solid flow of beer running out the tubing. There is no need to worry about contamination from your mouth, as the sanitary filter removes 99.98% of airborne bacteria.
Sterile Siphon Includes:
  • 26 inch Stainless Racking Cane
  • Red Sediment Reduction Tip
  • Rubber Carboy Blowoff Hood w/White Caps (Fits 3, 5, 6, 6.5 Gallon smooth neck glass carboyssee R552 if you have the more common Italian 6.5 gallon carboy with threads)
  • 5' of 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 airflow 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.
Item # R550
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 1 LBS
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Sterile, last a lifetime
Christopher C R on Feb 9, 2023
awesome, versative tool
Vincenzo LaValle on Dec 21, 2022
Sterile, last a lifetime
Christopher C R on Feb 9, 2023
carboy pressure transfers
Shaun H on Feb 8, 2023
awesome, versative tool
Vincenzo LaValle on Dec 21, 2022
Closed loop transfer to keg/secondary
Wesley Fincher on Aug 19, 2022
Need 1.
VANESSA D on Jul 6, 2022
Low agitation during racking and can accept Argon/CO2 for generating displacement so no O2 introduced to my wines
James I on Dec 10, 2021
Recommendations from other brewers on Reddit
Jason J on Dec 8, 2021
It had all the parts for the complete siphon
Christopher D on Dec 1, 2021
Because those plastic siphon starters always break.
EnthusiasticAmateur on Nov 18, 2021
new way to keg with C02
Eugene K on Sep 22, 2021
I have a glass carboy and feel uneasy adding even a low amount of pressure with CO2. This is a great alternative to a low oxygen transfer
Stephanie F on Apr 10, 2021
I need it
Fred S on Mar 29, 2021
To move beer from Better Bottles
Antonio Martinez on Mar 4, 2021
I need it and it came with tubings tops, everything
Christopher F on Feb 22, 2021
learning how.
Rose S on Feb 16, 2021
I would really like to stop buying plastic. I still use a couple glass carboys and this looks like a lot less plastic and also looks a lot less easier. As I only use primary fermentation, it is a huge benefit for limiting the amount of beer that is stirred up during transfer to the keg
Luke J on Feb 12, 2021
Beer is good
Matthew P on Feb 10, 2021
Need a method to transfer to keg from carboy.
Mr Craig L R on Jan 22, 2021
For simpler racking transfers
Neil L on Dec 22, 2020
Lisa R on Dec 13, 2020
George D on Nov 30, 2020
James K on Nov 20, 2020
I've always wanted one.
Nathan K on Nov 3, 2020
Stainless steel is clean heavy and will not move around the carboy as a plastic tube will therefore sediment will not be disturbed .
JOSEPH V D on Oct 20, 2020
Because it looks awesome
Katie R on Oct 10, 2020
Transferring from carboy to keg.
Eddie M on Oct 3, 2020
try 02-less transfers
Jerrick Haddad on Sep 18, 2020
wine making and racking
Ryan D on Sep 9, 2020
Seems easy to use
Steven D on Aug 15, 2020
Need to transfer out of carboy
Michael G on Jun 29, 2020
want to close transfer to keg
Ken S on Jun 9, 2020
have lots of smooth necked carboys
Gary N on May 18, 2020
Brulosophy review
Max H on May 14, 2020
designed for better, easier siphoning when racking
Linda M on May 9, 2020
I have hope to make my bottling easier
Jim H on May 8, 2020
I am tired of using a normal siphon
Kody S on May 6, 2020
Ease of use
Ron B on Apr 25, 2020
Giving it a try
Jason Parisi on Apr 8, 2020
I saw it was suggested in an article about racking mead from a carboy.
Jane J on Mar 17, 2020
Great reviews.
Ed C on Feb 3, 2020
Michael M on Nov 30, 2019
siphone boke and had oo uch oxidation going to use CO2 with this
Chris R on Nov 30, 2019
Easy siphon I have is too wide for 1 gallon small batch carboy
Troy H on Nov 6, 2019
Best siphon
Michael m on Sep 11, 2019
Prefer stainless steel with inert blanketing for racking
Maria L on Aug 28, 2019
Larry W. W on Jul 20, 2019
Racking Cane
Joshua S on Jul 2, 2019
Just starting out and this kit was recommended by a friend.
STEPHEN J S on May 6, 2019
To make siphoning easier
Jeffrey M T on Apr 8, 2019
Easy to use siphon
Kevin C on Jan 23, 2019
carboy pressure transfers
Shaun H on Feb 8, 2023
Closed loop transfer to keg/secondary
Wesley Fincher on Aug 19, 2022
Will this fit a wine bottle opening (3/4 inch)?
Frank Di Lisio on Nov 12, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Well the outside diameter of the metal siphon is approx. 3/8 of an inch., so not a problem. Having said that , I don’t have that orange thing at the end of the siphon tube (maybe I did but lost it) so not sure that would fit than.
Will this fit a wine bottle opening (3/4 inch)?
Frank Di Lisio on Nov 12, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The cap will go over it but will not seal. Kind of like putting a 1” socket over a 1/2” nut. It will cover the nut but otherwise useless.
How do I attach this to a keg?
Tanner T McAllister on Oct 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: To connect the tubing to the keg you will need a 5/16" or larger tailpiece or barb that connects to the keg. Otherwise you can use a tubing splicer (D1880) that reduces the 3/8" tubing to 3/16" that will be compatible with 1/4" Keg fittings.

3.9 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
Good package but poor fitting cap
The stainless racking cane seems solid and this package was $10 cheaper than the cane alone at my LHBS. I don’t plan to use the sterile filter but instead I rigged up a Co2 connection on the cap and reduced the 3/8 ID line to 3/16 ID to end with a liquid ball lock disconnect for closed keg transfers. During the first transfer I found the cap doesn’t seal well on my 6.5 gallon carboy. I had to really squeeze it tight around the bottom to build up enough counter pressure to push liquid up and out of the cane. I had a constant flow of Co2 at 2 psi and it was tough to get started so I imagine trying to build up enough pressure only by blowing in the filter while also squeezing the cap seal wouldn’t be easy. I am going to try using a worm drive clamp to keep the cap sealed next time. Even considering the poor fitting cap this was a good package for me for the price.
June 2, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sterile Syphon Starter wand review
Excellent, nothing like it even close on the market. The plastic junkie ones are going into the garbage ?? or recycled into something else.
Two recent cases of Triple Blueberry ?? Mead. The stainless steel syphon made it a happily breeze
I really like the fact that it works perfectly in the fermentation bucket. little unwanted sediment.
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April 20, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works well
I used it for 3 gallon carboy, good quality, gets the job done quickly!
March 3, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Sadly it doesn’t work As advertised or as seen on YouTube videos. Takes way more effort then what’s implied and the hose is kinked and not practical to the application...
January 4, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This thing works great! I was afraid of how complex it looked that it just wouldn't work that great. It took maybe 5-6 minutes to drain a 5 gal carboy. Being stainless makes cleanup and durability even better. I had a pump/manual type siphon that came with my kit and it just never worked very well. Just a word of advice: use a sharpie to mark what end you blow through on the little filter so you don't contaminate the beer side.
May 25, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works Perfectly
Great way to transfer from my carboy to keg. Reduces oxidation risks. Now I need to find other caps so I can transfer from different fermenters.
February 21, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
work great
does the job nicely a valve on end would be nice
September 21, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Right tool for the job
Works as advertised. Easily adjust to any length needed
June 7, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
One star for incorrect fit
Left a review on the orange carboy cap independently but I ordered this as well so it warrants a review. The orange carboy caps DO NOT FIT 6.5GAL GLASS CARBOYS! You need a blue carboy cap and morebeer does not have them listed. You can still buy this if you have extra blue carboy caps and it should work but giving 1 star because it clearly says it fits 6.5gal carboys. I now have to go to my LHBS 50 mins away to get a blue cap to use this.
February 14, 2019
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
February 14, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 2 out of 5
Not a good siphon starter
The orange lid leaks a lot of air and I always have to hold it tight with one hand. If it loses any pressure the flow really slows down and even stops so I always have to be blowing. It is hard to get it to actually stay consistently flowing. In the few times I have gotten it, the hose diameter is too small and racking carboys is painfully slow. And the included hose is too short.
January 5, 2019
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
January 7, 2019
Tyler W Staff