Frequently Asked Question
Always check your carboys for any imperfections prior to using them.
How heavy is the unit ?
Why doesn’t the package include the glass bottle or the racking canes?
Tips for first time users?
When filling bottles, should the carboy be at the same level or lower than the bottles?
Do I need to use Glass Carboys?
When should the vacuum wine bottle be emptied?
What can happen if I do not empty the vacuum wine bottle?
Can I use the pump to filter?
Is this made for industrial use?
Is it easy to use?
Can the unit be used for the removal of CO2?
NOTE – Using the vacuum pump to pull a steady vacuum directly from a carboy is an exceptionally inefficient method of removing CO2. This is not recommended as it unduly loads the vacuum pump reducing its life span.
Do they make different adapters for smaller jugs?
How quiet is the unit?
Could it possibly hurt the wine?
Does the wine ever touch the pump?
What is the vacuum release for?
2 – For bottling. Once you reach the determined height pushing the vacuum release will slow the bottling process and gravity will take over to make all your bottles a consistent height.
Why not for 15 gallon demi johns?
What is the line on the bottle filler for?
What if I have a problem getting my tube on the racking cane?
What should I clean the vacuum release with ?
Can I use the standard A/C vacuum pumps that I have seen advertised and on some Wine Forums?
They are loud.
They are heavy!!
It is more complicated. You would still need a vacuum reservoir and release valve, possible gauges, and more. They use oil and it is critical that the oil level always be maintained or the pump will burn out. Oil can leak through the overflow tube into the vacuum overflow container which contains overflow wine. After continued use, oil fumes can be smelled in the room. During use the oil from the unit escapes from the air valve pooling on your “soaker rag” under the a/c vacuum pump.
Yes, I have used and experimented with the a/c vacuum pump for a long time. Through years of experimentation I invented the best vacuum pump for home wine makers on the market today. Our pumps are oil free!! No smell, quiet, only pulls up to 22 inches of vacuum, less chance of carboy mishaps, more controllable and lighter and easier to use
How to incorporate a BB with the Allinone?
Transfer from BB to glass to remove CO2 and sediment. The glass carboy should be higher than the BB for the next time you transfer; you can start a small vacuum, only to get the gravity to work for you and then turn off the pump. This way there is still no lifting heavy carboys !!
Filtering set-up (See this link)
Barb set-up for housing = 1/4 npt to barb connection for hose