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Sterile Siphon Starter (Smooth Neck Carboys)
R550

Sterile Siphon Starter (Smooth Neck Carboys)

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Description

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 (3, 5, 6, 6.5 Gallon smooth neck)
  • 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.
 
STORE DRY AT ALL TIMES. DO NOT SANITIZE FILTER.
California Recipients: See Proposition 65 Information
 
Item # R550
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 1LBS
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Just starting out and this kit was recommended by a friend.
STEPHEN J S on May 6, 2019
Easy to use siphon
Kevin C on Jan 23, 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
I use these for pressurized transfers, along with many hose clamps of various sizes and flare fittings.
Dan C on Dec 21, 2018
Replacement/Upgrade
Lowell D G on Dec 3, 2018
Siphoning carboy
Romulo Barbieri on Oct 4, 2018
Simple concept and design; good product reviews
charlie s on Aug 17, 2018
Used a friends and it works.
Joshua H on Aug 3, 2018
less oxygen in keg when transfering from carboy
Jack C on Aug 2, 2018
Recommended by Brulosophy
William M on Apr 12, 2018
Brulosophy review
Christopher J Brand on Mar 16, 2018
To rack beer
Jeff B on Mar 5, 2018
On line recomendation
Keith F on Feb 28, 2018
to try something new
Mark M on Feb 20, 2018
Brulosophy review
Rafael Nieto on Feb 20, 2018
Need an easy way to start the siphon for racking.
Rob S on Feb 17, 2018
Brulosophy review
Kellan J on Jan 15, 2018
To make siphoning easier
Jeffrey M T on Apr 8, 2019
I use these for pressurized transfers, along with many hose clamps of various sizes and flare fittings.
Dan C on Dec 21, 2018
Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
59 Reviews
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Right tool for the job
Works as advertised. Easily adjust to any length needed
June 7, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
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
Purchased
4 months 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
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
Purchased
6 months 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
Great siphon
We just ordered the carboy for this to go with. It works really well. We have been very happy with all of our purchases from more beer.
December 18, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Would recommend for Co2 exchange nix the little filter garbage.
1st time used like the description said. The hose is about half ad long as it should be siphon stopped about half way through and rack. o2 back to beer beer never taste right after that 1 star. Next batch I did a co2 low o2 rack to corny. Bought linger hose work great. My new go to method. 5 star.
3 starrs because you have to get longer hose. More beer saves 1 dollar by cutting you short of counter flow hose.
December 9, 2018
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!
December 11, 2018
Zach R Staff
Siphon starter
Works great. Much easier than before.
September 19, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Does Not Seal on a Better Bottle
I purchased this kit to perform a closed transfer from a Better Bottle to a keg using very low CO2 pressure. The cap snaps onto the mouth of the Better Bottle securely, however it does not form an air tight seal. Even at the lowest possible psi setting, gas leaks from around the mouth of the carboy.

Based on this I would not recommend using it on a Better Bottle for any use case where an air tight seal is required.
July 16, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Not much better than a siphon hose
I had an older version of this from Moreover, with a much sturdier 'orange hood'. It kept the bottom of the syphon in place. This new one (~2018) is too flimsy and the pickup just moves all over the bottom of your carboy - picking up all that yeast you were trying to avoid!
April 16, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Good
I like this better than my auto siphon for transferring from the carboy. Feels like it would hold up better over time. It's especially nice to be able to adjust the height of it in the carboy. Thought I would toss the old auto siphon but held on to it as it seems to be more versatile for things like transferring sanitizer from my bucket to the keg. I guess this sterile siphon starter is more of a one trick pony though it does do that one trick well.
February 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Easy and safe way to transfer
This is a must have item. It makes transferring from one fermentor to another or to a keg as simple as it could be. One note, you might need a different size blow off tube depending on what bottle you are transferring from.
January 31, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago