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Old 02-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Cheap vacuum pump for wine transfer?

I'm fairly new to the wine making side of things. Currently, I cold crash my wines and they come out nice and clear, but it would be nice to be able to get them extra polished since I have started giving some away. Also, even when just transfering wort or wine, it would be nice to have both containers up on a counter instead of working off the floor with one.

I've decided on using a whole-house style filter.. 1 micron for whites and 5 micron for reds... and need a decent economical option for a vacuum pump that works well, but not so well that it implodes a carboy. Any and all links/suggestions are welcome.

In the future, I'll probably spring for a better filteration system if I get serious enough about wine making, but looking for something that does a "Pretty good job" for right now.

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Old 02-07-2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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Look on ebay for an aspirator pump. I use one with a house filter and it works great.

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Well, nice, but not so much cheap. lol. The model you show lists for over $300.

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You can find a used one for less than $50 on ebay

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Not currently that doesn't look like it's been run over 4 times, but I'll keep an eye out if nobody comes up with a better option.

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Not currently that doesn't look like it's been run over 4 times, but I'll keep an eye out if nobody comes up with a better option.
Yeah, but your wine never touches it.
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There's a unit called an all in one pump that was referred to me recently. You can put an in line filter in it as well. I'm about to purchase one and was actually looking for some feedback before purchase. Anyone?


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I looked at those all-in-ones. Nice, but sure not cheap.

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All-In-One = Best tool you will ever buy for home wine making. Period.

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I've never used it, but I've never seen anyone on the wine forums say a single bad thing about them.
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