I was considering buying a self priming pump so that I can do transfers through a hop back but my concern is that this will result in aeration and oxidized beer, even just minimal amounts.
Currently, I do most of my transfers with a co2 push and force the beer out through a racking cane but I don't think this method will create enough force to actually get the beer out of the carboy, through the hop back and into the next vessel.
Has anyone ever used one of these for transfers? Are there any tips for reducing aeration with this method? Any tips or insight are welcome. Thanks.