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Hands on Review: Northern Brewer Anti-Gravity Transfer Pump

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Northern Brewer Anti-Gravity Transfer Pump

Some homebrew gear has a wide range of use, and some fills a very specific purpose. Those that fill a specific purpose typically become a critical piece in your process that you wonder how you managed before you had it. For me, that was the Anti-Gravity Transfer Pump from Northern Brewer. This pump is specifically intended for use in transferring beer or wort from vessel to vessel during your fermentation and/or kegging processes.

Closeup of Pump Head

The Anti-Gravity pump is a diaphragm pump, which is different than your typical wort pump. Wort pumps are usually an impeller design with a pump head inside with rotating blades that push little bits of fluid along from the inlet to the outlet as they spin. A diaphragm pump has a flexible membrane inside that oscillates back and forth like a trampoline. When the membrane is pushed in one direction, it compresses the fluid and forces it to the outlet. And when the membrane is pulled in the opposite direction, it creates a vacuum in the pump chamber which draws fluid in. A set of check balls ensures flow only goes in one direction.

Hose Connection on Inlet and Outlet


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Northern Brewer – Anti Gravity Self Priming Beer Transfer Pump Kit – via Amazon


Diaphragm pumps are self-priming, meaning they can handle sucking in some air and pushing it through the system until they get a steady flow of liquid. Impeller pumps are not self-priming, and thus you have to do the dance of turning them on & off and working to remove air bubbles from the lines. Because of the priming function of diaphragm pumps, they are well suited in transferring liquids from vessel to vessel. Self-priming also means you don’t have to worry about ensuring one vessel is higher than the other, or that the pump is located lower than the source vessel. However, diaphragm pumps do not handle output flow restriction very well, and typically aren’t rated for high temperatures, so they aren’t well suited for handling wort during mashing or boiling processes.

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The Easy Siphon – $8.99 + free ship eligible, Limited Availability

The Easy Siphon - 3/8 in.

The Easy Siphon – 3/8 in from MoreBeer

Limited Availability Wine Deal of the Week:  As of this posting, this is marked down to $8.99 as a MoreWine Deal of the Week.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Week section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Note that you can redeem this on MoreBeer or MoreWine.  Use coupon code WINEDEAL to get this discount.

The Easy Siphon – 3/8 in. R512$10.99 $8.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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2 x Stainless Steel Mesh Homebrew Siphon Filters

2 Pcs Stainless Mesh Homebrew Inching Siphon Filter For Home Brew Wine Making By Crqes

2 Pcs Stainless Mesh Homebrew Inching Siphon Filter For Home Brew Wine Making By Crqes

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Material: PP plastic body + Stainless steel mesh
  • Size:5cm x 2.5cm x 0.8cm/2.0″ x 1.0″ x 0.3″
  • Durable and environmentally friendly material,easy to clean Pouring wine, bottling, etc., very easy to use. To prevent clogging the silicone tube, Filter the pomace move into the silicone tube
  • Note :Do not use it with high temperature
  • Package Included:2 x Small filter

 

2 Pcs Stainless Mesh Homebrew Inching Siphon Filter For Home Brew Wine Making By Crqes – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: The Bouncer Inline Beer Filter

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FOUR x Sanitary Air Filters [Oxygenation, Aeration, Siphon Starting]

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 5/16″ barbed connections
  • Filters down to 0.023 micron at 99.99% efficiency
  • The large square filter has greater surface area than other filters
  • Perfect for aeration or oxygenation systems to Filter out any contaminants.

Note from HBF: These type of filters are sometimes used as part of oxygenation or aeration setups.  I’ve also used a similar filter to help start a siphon.  See MoreBeer’s Sterile Siphon Starter for more info on that process.  The basic idea is you use a compatible carboy hood and racking cane and blow into a compatible filter to start the flow of liquid.  The filter used in MoreBeer’s setup looks similar to this one, although I’m not certain it’s identical.

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

2 x Stainless Steel Mesh Siphon Filters – $3.42 + free shipping

Mini Stainless Steel Mesh Inching Siphon Filter For Home Brew Wine Making

Mini Stainless Steel Mesh Inching Siphon Filter For Home Brew Wine Making

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

– Durable and environmentally friendly material,easy to clean
– Pouring wine, bottling, etc., very easy to use.
– To prevent clogging the silicone tube, Filter the pomace move into the silicone tube
– Fit for 8mm to 12mm OD tube
– Material: PP plastic body + Stainless steel mesh
– Whole Height: Approx. 51mm

 

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Mini Stainless Steel Mesh Inching Siphon Filter For Home Brew Wine Making

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The Easy Siphon – $8.99 + free ship eligible, Limited Availability

The Easy Siphon - 3/8 in.

The Easy Siphon – 3/8 in from MoreBeer

Limited Availability Wine Deal of the Week:  As of this posting, this is marked down to $8.99 as a MoreWine Deal of the Week.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Week section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Note that you can redeem this on MoreBeer or MoreWine.  Use coupon code WINEDEAL to get this discount.

The Easy Siphon – 3/8 in. R512$10.99 $8.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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The BrewSSSiphon – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon! – 25% Off Cyber Monday Sale + Hands on Review

The BrewSSSiphon, from BrewSSSential:

“Give your well crafted home brew the respect it deserves and say bye, bye, plastic!

Transfer flawlessly every time with the worlds only 304 Stainless Steel and High Temperature Silicone auto siphon.

With dramatically increased flow rates, absolutely no air bleeds, simple break down and superior sanitation potential we’re confident this will be the last transfer tool you’ll ever need.

Don’t wait till your next batch, get one today!”


As of this posting, coupon code BLACKCYBER takes a whopping 25% off the BrewSSSiphon and accessories.  Check BrewSSSential for current availability.

The BrewSSSiphon!

Check out our review!  Hands on Review: The BrewSSSiphon – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon!

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Easy Jiggler – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon – $25.49 + free ship eligible

Easy Jiggler - Stainless Auto Siphon Racking Cane R554

Easy Jiggler – Stainless Auto Siphon Racking Cane from MoreBeer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Easy Jiggler combines the convenience of a hand-pump auto siphon with the longevity and simplicity of a stainless steel racking cane. Plastic auto siphons are easy to use, but they’re prone to cracking after heavy use and can break easily if they’re dropped on the ground. Stainless racking canes won’t break on you, but getting the siphon started is its own debacle. You either have to cap your carboy and blow through the hood, exposing your beer to oxygen, or you have to suck on the end of the hose, which isn’t exactly sanitary. Enter the jiggle siphon, the last racking cane you’ll ever own!

Made from 304 stainless steel, the Easy Jiggler will last a lifetime and can be quickly disassembled for cleaning and sanitizing. To use, simply insert the tip of the jiggler into your fermenter and give it a few long, steady strokes to begin the siphon. Once it’s going, you’ll hear the glass ball inside spinning away. To avoid disturbing the trub cake at the bottom of the fermenter, we recommend doing the jiggling action near the surface and then lower the cane once the siphon has begun.

  • 22.5″ long
  • Made from 304 stainless steel
  • Includes 60″ length of 10mm ID silicone tubing

 

  • This is selling for $29.99
  • Site Wide Sale: For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide as part of their 12 Deals of Christmas Sale!.  There are a few exceptions.
  • Use coupon code MORESANTA and the Easy Jiggler drops to $25.49.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order

Easy Jiggler – Stainless Auto Siphon Racking Cane R554 – use coupon code MORESANTA

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Easy Jiggler – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon – $25.49 + free ship eligible

Easy Jiggler - Stainless Auto Siphon Racking Cane R554

Easy Jiggler – Stainless Auto Siphon Racking Cane from MoreBeer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Easy Jiggler combines the convenience of a hand-pump auto siphon with the longevity and simplicity of a stainless steel racking cane. Plastic auto siphons are easy to use, but they’re prone to cracking after heavy use and can break easily if they’re dropped on the ground. Stainless racking canes won’t break on you, but getting the siphon started is its own debacle. You either have to cap your carboy and blow through the hood, exposing your beer to oxygen, or you have to suck on the end of the hose, which isn’t exactly sanitary. Enter the jiggle siphon, the last racking cane you’ll ever own!

Made from 304 stainless steel, the Easy Jiggler will last a lifetime and can be quickly disassembled for cleaning and sanitizing. To use, simply insert the tip of the jiggler into your fermenter and give it a few long, steady strokes to begin the siphon. Once it’s going, you’ll hear the glass ball inside spinning away. To avoid disturbing the trub cake at the bottom of the fermenter, we recommend doing the jiggling action near the surface and then lower the cane once the siphon has begun.

  • 22.5″ long
  • Made from 304 stainless steel
  • Includes 60″ length of 10mm ID silicone tubing

 

  • This is selling for $29.99
  • Site Wide Sale: For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide as part of their 12 Deals of Christmas Sale!.  There are a few exceptions.
  • Use coupon code MORESANTA and the Easy Jiggler drops to $25.49.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order

Easy Jiggler – Stainless Auto Siphon Racking Cane R554 – use coupon code MORESANTA

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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The BrewSSSiphon – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon! – 25% Off for Black Friday! + Hands on Review

The BrewSSSiphon, from BrewSSSential:

“Give your well crafted home brew the respect it deserves and say bye, bye, plastic!

Transfer flawlessly every time with the worlds only 304 Stainless Steel and High Temperature Silicone auto siphon.

With dramatically increased flow rates, absolutely no air bleeds, simple break down and superior sanitation potential we’re confident this will be the last transfer tool you’ll ever need.

Don’t wait till your next batch, get one today!”


As of this posting, coupon code BLACKCYBER takes a whopping 25% off the BrewSSSiphon and accessories.  Check BrewSSSential for current availability.

The BrewSSSiphon!

Check out our review!  Hands on Review: The BrewSSSiphon – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon!

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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