Headspace Eliminator

(21 customer reviews)

$12.50

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Description

The Headspace Eliminator is an accessory to the All in One Wine Pump. It is simple and a cost effective way to eliminate harmful headspace. in your carboy.

We designed an affordable way that will aid in removal of excessive headspace. This is mainly caused because of racking for proper clarifying. It is often necessary to top off your wine in order to eliminate excessive oxygen contact. Without topping off or protecting your headspace could oxidize and ruin your wine. With the Headspace Eliminator, it is now possible to vacuum out most all of the air, and replace it CO2.

  • What are the advantages of the vacuum eliminator?
  • 100 % reusable
  • No longer diluting or changing the taste and of your wine by topping off
  • Cost effective – no more purchasing of smaller carboys, bungs and airlocks
  • Removes additional CO2 which aids in the degassing process.
  • Aiding to eliminate the possibility of oxidation.
  • Help eliminate excessive oxygen contact
  • CO2 is heavier than air and will protect your wine

 

It is 100% reusable.

The Eliminator is designed primarily for the first 8 critical weeks of winemaking. From racking to racking, the Eliminator will help prevent oxidation resulting in a better quality wine. Trial testing has been successful up to 6 months with no loss of vacuum! As with any other air lock, it needs to be inspected on occasion. Inspect which is easy to detect simply by observing the vacuum indicator for suction. If it is collapsed you know that you have more than 10 inches of vacuum. If the bulb is inflated then you have less than 10 inches of vacuum.

What the kit includes is the following –

The Eliminator comes fully assembled – just email me which size bungs you need. (Typical size is #7 bung). You will receive a custom 2 hole bung with a one way valve installed, a vacuum indicator bulb and a adapter which attaches to your All in One wine pump or any ¼ vacuum hose.

Orders outside of the continental US- Alaska, Hawaii and Canada will require additional shipping charges.

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21 reviews for Headspace Eliminator

  1. Ultra08fun (verified owner)

    Honestly hard to say anything more or better than what the previous reviews have said and mentioned. I definitely know these Head Space Eliminators are the greatest and as I write this review, I’m in the process of ordering more! If you find anyone that provides better Customer Service than Steve H, than you’ve found that proverbial needle in the haystack!

  2. Jeff

    Steve recommended these when I bought my pump kit. I thought it seemed like a good idea, so I said sure. The thing I didnt realize is how quickly wine clarifies when degassed early. It’s cutting time to bottle (for me) by about 2 months. There is also no comparison to HSE degassing vs. manual or powered agitation. I consider these devices a must-have once you have the pump. They are part of the process for me now. I’m writing this review while I’m visiting the site to order more.

  3. Steve2 (verified owner)

    This item is so cool..Just tried for the fist time yesterday and just ordered 4 more – Now no more topping off with other wine or potentially contaminating wine with a bad cork from a previous bottle

  4. Joe (verified owner)

    This tool worked out very well for me on my first use. It is great not having to worry about filling the vessel up all the way. Steve has great customer service. I always get more valuable wine making tips ever time I talk with him. I purchased 4 and I will probably need more.

  5. Graham

    I am based in Scotland, within the UK meaning it is not possible to order direct from the site. I enquired through this site and received a very prompt response from Steve who was most helpful in arranging these to be sent across the pond, I was in receipt of these within 6 days which must be a record getting through UK customs!

    I tried one of these out to great effect, I used a manual brake bleeder vaccum pump which worked a treat, so much so I plan to order some more of these as my carboy and wines I wish to age grow :). Great product and a fantastic service from Steve.

  6. butenhoff2 (verified owner)

    This accessory works amazing for eliminating Headspace and degassing !!! I would not hesitate to buy one and try it out !!!

  7. Paul Cascio (verified owner)

    Genius! I ordered one for every carboy I own. Works great, no more oxidation worries.

  8. Fred Black (verified owner)

    The headspace eliminator is such a simple concept. Leave it up to Steve to come up with something like this.

  9. Sicilian Prince

    This little Jammie is the greatest thing ever. I love the headspace eliminator. I just ordered 5 more.

  10. Alan Shriey (verified owner)

    Thank You Steve! I have used the headspace eliminator for about 6 months and find it invaluable to my winemaking. I no longer care about which size carboy I am using depending on batch size variations. This device holds a strong vacuum over the aging or clarifying wine. This seal and vacuum have not yet failed me. I currently have 4 working, and to improve my flexibility I am ordering 4 more. Wonderful, simple solution….why didn’t I think of this?

  11. Lori Beyer

    I have been using this nifty device for a year and can’t say enough about how effective it is.
    Today I racked 5 1/2 GL of wine that has been sitting in a 6 GL carboy for 6 months. The indicator bulb was deflated for the entire time it was sitting so I saw no reason to hurry to bottling. (Which is not my favorite part of winemaking). When I removed the Headspace Eliminator the vacuum was as strong as when I put it on the carboy 6 months ago. All I can say is brilliant!
    I no longer have to add other wines to reduce headspace, which changes my creation. I have even tried marbles which is expensive and very messy. This is a great and very effective way to reduce headspace at a price that is affordable for anyone who has multiple carboys going at the same time.

  12. Jim

    PERFECT SOLUTION TO AN INEVITABLE SITUATION!!! This product has worked as advertised. I have been looking for a tool that allows me to leave head space in my carboys. This product reduces my inventory of carboys. It always seems after a racking I need to top off the carboy. I do not like to add different wines to fill the head space. This tool insures your wine is not being changed by topping off. Steve also called me and recommended to add some CO2 to the empty head space to insure no oxygen is in the empty head space. He also said you should pull vacuum until CO2 comes out of solution. This works easier if you have less head space.

  13. Jim Mann (verified owner)

    Sonofagun, it works really well!

    I ordered one to test out and see if I liked it enough to swap out some of my airlocks. I finally got around to it tonight. “The bung is too big, it won’t fit!” I thought to myself.

    A quick email to Steve and, seriously, within 10 minutes… my phone rang. I recognized the number – it was Steve. He very kindly walked me through the first use. Surprisingly, it’s pulling CO2 out of a wine that’s aged about 5.5 months. Amazing.

    I’ll keep an eye on it over the next few days. But, I’m sure it will be fine and I’ll be hinting around for a few of these for stocking stuffers. I am a fan.

  14. Mike Balk

    I have a Foodsaver Vacuum pump for my food; I vacuum pump my wine bottle on those rare occasions I don’t finish the bottle; that is what I wanted for my carboy, and that was how I found this product (searched for vacuum pump for wine).

    I came for the Headspace Eliminator and stayed for the Deluxe Vacuum Pump and the Pressurized Bottle Washer!

  15. Frank (verified owner)

    Love the HSE! No more topping up and what a great way to degas my wine!

  16. Michael (verified owner)

    Overall this is a fabulous product and super simple idea. When you first receive it you think “this cost this much?” but then quickly realize how professional it has been put together and works. At first I was worried because my bung didn’t want to stay in place. But a quick phone call from Steve got me on the right track. Put the bung on and hook up the vacuum and then after the vacuum has gone for a few seconds push down just to make sure it has a good seal. Stayed on for 14 days now perfectly.

    No more topping up with other wines (or heaven for bid water) and the added plus of being able to vacuum degass is a major plus.

    Sometimes the bulb gets stuck even after adding liquid to it from my sanitizing solution, however it has not messed with the overall positive experience or usage. Its easy to tell if the vacuum is still present as there is a clear difference between bulb being stuck and a vacuum look.

  17. Lee Jones (verified owner)

    The headspace eliminator is an ingenious ideal. After ordering 2 of these and putting them to use, I realized that I I needed more so I ordered 2 more. I was having trouble ordering the second 2 and received a personal call from customer service to help me correct the problem. Now that is what I call great service. My life is so much, much easier when it comes to wine making with this, as well as the other, products. Thanks Steve.

  18. Varis (verified owner)

    Definitely a good tool to have handy..!!

  19. Ken

    I was one of the first to buy and have used it a number of times and it’s worked flawlessly. It solves a significant problem of not having a full carboy, which happens in my home winery quite a bit. Another great product from Steve.

  20. Ted (verified owner)

    I picked up two a month or so ago and used one on a WE Cab Sav kit during the final month of clarification. I did that so that I didn’t have to top off or worry too much about the extra headspace I had. I bottled that wine yesterday and the vacuum had stayed solid for several weeks and the wine looked and smelled great.

    But here’s where it really shined. I’m making a batch of WE Sangiovese. You rack from primary to secondary, which I used the AI1 for. But after secondary, you don’t rack again before stabilizing, instead you degass through stirring and leave the sediments in place for clearing. I didn’t want to pump the sediment through the allinone to degass, so I went back to stirring. I used a wine whip for about 10 minutes and kept getting CO2 release. After that I decided to put the Headspace Eliminator on and vacuum pressure it. I did and got several inches of CO2 bubbles. I released the vacuum and did it again, on the second time I got just a few more CO2 bubbles, and then larger bubbles (which I still am not sure what they are, but they’re not CO2) and knew that I was properly degassed. So after 15 minutes I was able to move into Stabilizing and Clearing with no fear of leaving residual gas behind. It’s a great tool to have for those kits that don’t give you a couple rackings before it’s time to Stabilize and Clear.

    Another great product from Steve that makes this hobby so much more enjoyable. Thanks.

  21. Richmke

    I have tried a variety of things to eliminate headspace, and this is great. No problem of trying to rack around marbles or corks. The Headspace Eliminator creates an air tight seal, and the bulb gives you a visual indication of the vacuum status. The Headspace Eliminator is also a degassing accessory for the All In One Wine Pump. It drew out a lot of gas when initially put on the carboy. Not wanting to draw out all the gas, I turned off the All In One Wine Pump, and the Headspace Eliminator maintained a vacuum (CO2 stopped coming out when the vacuum dropped a little). Because of degassing, the Headspace Eliminator is good for long-term aging in the carboy, but not while the wine is making CO2 (secondary fermentation).