Hey, My name is Kevin. I've been making wine for about 2 years now, and I think I've tried every type of wine I can(except for some reds).. I love making specialty wines, such as Blueberry, Maple, Mead, and some Sake. I had never filtered until recently, when I noticed a slight bit of sediment in some of my bottles, and I didn't like the sight of it!.. Anyway, now I make sure that the wine is completely done fermenting, rack it a few times, clarify it (with a liquid clarifier--I forget the name), and then filter and bottle.. My wine is completely clear now, and I would have to say that the MiniJet is definately well worth the money!