Look Ma, no hands!!I have kept my process reasonably simple, minimizing the single points of failure. So nothing dependent on electricity, such as a pump. In my early brewing days I transferred using the basic ways to effect a crude siphon, but this is so much easier and less subject to contamination. I began using this several years ago, then on my last batch it would no longer provide suction, seal gave out after years of reliable use. I was instantly reminded what a pain it is to siphon the old way. I ordered another the same day. Inexpensive, clean and hands-free once started. Highly recommended. Get the bucket clip too!