Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Fermtech Mini Auto-Siphon With Tubing. As many of you know I am a huge fan of small batch mead making. In fact at one of my workshops I demonstrated why by making a batch of mead, racking a batch into the secondary and bottling a batch and did all of that in under 30 minutes.
I have been making mead, wines, ciders and beers for a long time, like 20 years in all. But when I really got into small batch meads (one gallon) a few years ago when Michael Jordan showed me how fast and simple it could be.
The problem was for 20 years I made 5 gallon batches and a big racking cane was just a pain in the ass for siphoning a gallon, so I checked to see if there was a mini cane and found a bunch of options and settled on this one.
I like that it comes with 6 feet of tubing. Frankly I cut it in half and find 3 feet about perfect for transferring from one container to another (racking). I no longer use a bottling wand for bottling, instead I rack to a 2.5 gallon carboy and use the spigot on it to fill my bottles.
I looked for a 2.5 gallon carboy to recommend on Amazon, they have them but DO NOT buy one there, I get mine from Uline. The ones on Amazon are all like 20-35 bucks, which is just stupid. You can get them here on Uline or 14 bucks a piece. And yes I have fermented in them as well for larger batches.
Okay back to the racking cane/auto-siphon. This thing rocks, you put your hose on it, put it into the vessel you want to rack to, pump it one to two times and it starts flowing. I rack from a small step stool and set that on my counter and put my receiving vessel in the sink. Makes clean up a snap. With small batch meads, ciders and wines you will transfer each batch at least twice and the Fermtech Mini Auto-Siphon With Tubing is the easiest and fastest way to get the job done.
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P.S. – While I focused on using this for making mead, ciders and wines above, if you check out the reviews on Amazon; you’ll find a ton of very happy kombucha brewers that use this item as well.