This 24" (61cm) stainless steel racking cane is 21" (53cm) tall from the tip to the bend. It has the same external dimensions as the common plastic 3/8" cane, but its inner diameter is 50% larger for a faster, smoother flow. It can be sanitized by heating. The racking cane includes a tip to prevent the transfer of yeast, and it uses 3/8" hose. You will also need 5-6 feet of 5/16" or 3/8" vinyl siphon hose. 5/16" hose fits tightly. 3/8" is a looser fit and will probably require a hose clamp.