The simplest, and most sanitary way we have found to start a siphon. One stroke of the racking cane/piston assembly will start a siphon when immersed in as little as six inches of beer or wine; less than six inches may require a second stroke. Includes a removable diverter tip to minimize sediment pickup. Plastic construction; can be disassembled for cleaning. This high-capacity auto-siphon requires 1/2" ID siphon hose.