This 30" stainless steel racking cane is 27" tall from the tip to the bend. It has the same external dimensions as the common plastic 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.