Vacuum pump options for wine degassing

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  1. Mr Gas

    Mr Gas Junior

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    Good evening,

    Poured through the forums, lots of good meat here. Looking for opinions on what kind of vacuum pump to acquire for wine degassing for the best results, and return on investment.
    Rotary vane? 1 vs 2 stage?
    Diaphragm?
    Piston?
    perhaps other?
    pros and cons
    Not wanting to break the bank here, but looks like I will have to find it online, as local options are to limited and expensive.
    I know there isn't a lot of head space so how much cfm is really needed?
    Are most pump motors continuous duty motors?




    Tell me :)

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. cmason1957

    cmason1957 Member Supporting Member

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    I don't have an answer to all these questions. I just went with the pre packaged allinonewinepump.com. It might be a little bit more expensive than putting together the pieces yourself, but it just works and Steve (@vacuumpumpman) here on these forums will hold your hand anytime you got questions.
     
  3. vacuumpumpman

    vacuumpumpman Vendor

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    You can always PM me and I will get back with you.

    Or go to my website - allinonewinepump.com and click under contact and then fill out the form

    I will go over every aspect of each pump design that is out there and find out what u are doing and make a honest suggestion for you.

    Our pumps are piston over a diaphragm = high volume displacement and very good vacuum -22-25 hg - we also designed our pumps to have a thermal overload switch built in to get years of life out of your allinonewinepump
     
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  4. dralarms

    dralarms Overboard as usual Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I can attest to that, I tripped my thermal overload yesterday for the first time, only after racking 96 bottles non stop.
     
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  5. GaDawg

    GaDawg Senior Member

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    The only thing wrong with the allinone wine pump is I didn't get one sooner!
     
  6. robert81650

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    Great item.....could not do without it..................
     
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  7. Mr Gas

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    This is the first pump, I built a while ago. It will create enough vacuum to degas 20171222_234645.jpg a carboy or a bottle, but takes a lot of arm strong. Need to get a real pump.
     
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  8. jgmann67

    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    I had one of those. Traded up to a brake bleeder, then I got an AIO from Santa a couple Christmases ago. Very happy and I never looked back. If you're going to stick with the hobby, I highly recommend one. It makes racking, degassing and bottling a breeze.
     
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  9. Snowcreek

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    I've been pining for an AIO ever since I discovered them, but haven't been able to afford one as of yet. Still saving my pennies!

    One way I've found to do it on the cheap (providing you already have the base unit) is a Foodsaver with the retractable hose. I never used the hose for anything anyway, so I removed their connector off the end and wrapped the very end of the hose with cloth medical tape so that the diameter fit inside the hole in the carboy stopper tightly. I use the accessory function to pull a vacuum on the carboy and let it sit for up to 15 minutes at a time.

    I know that it is in no way as efficient or fool-proof as the AIO, but it is a way of saving my arms and shoulders as well as being a much faster method than hand stirring or using the drill-mounted stirrer. Now, I typically let my wines bulk age and naturally degas, but I still want the AIO for vacuum racking and bottling.
     
  10. HarrysHomeBrew

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    I have been making wine for about 10 months. Just joined this site this week. I looked at tons of hand pumps, filters, brake bleeders and motorized pumps. The all in one was popping up everywhere in forums. Nothing but good stuff to say about them. I messaged the company and he emailed me back with in a couple hours asking if he could call me. I replied back you can call me anytime but it was New Year's Eve and I told him to enjoy the holidays with his family. He called and said he was enjoying his time with his family but still wanted to answer all my questions to help me out. Steve has awesome customer service. I told him I wanted one but needed to check with my wife. My birthday is the end of this month and I ordered one this week. He made a follow up call after I orderd to ensure I had all the right fittings. I can't wait to get my pump and everyone says they wish they would have got theirs sooner.

    I say just contact Steve and get his. Good luck.
     
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  11. mainshipfred

    mainshipfred Junior Member Supporting Member

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    Got mine Monday and Steve walked me thru the options to make sure I had everything I needed prior to ordering. Only had a chance to try the head space eliminator. Pretty neat concept. Racking and bottling starts tomorrow, can't wait.
     
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