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Old 01-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #781
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Some where on this forum (I thought it was in this thread but can't find the post) someone reported using a pump in the 1/4 to 1/2 hp range (I think) with great results. I think they used smaller tubing to make up for the lack of hp on a brewershardware.com spray ball.

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:38 AM   #782
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I think that is the one. That looks like a 1/6 hp pump on the label. I know there is another thread out there as well about this. He was using .5 inch tubing and switched to .75 inch and it completely changed his set up (for the better).

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #783
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I use a 1 HP pump and a spray ball from brewers hardware and it takes all of the crud off.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/900W-1-HP-Submersible-DIRTY-WATER-DRAIN-PUMP-Auto-stop-/190572533921?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5f02 18a1
I didn't see a PSI rating anywhere on that pump.. would it have enough umph to push this?

http://www.brewershardware.com/CIP10TC10TC40.html
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #784
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I didn't see a PSI rating anywhere on that pump.. would it have enough umph to push this?

http://www.brewershardware.com/CIP10TC10TC40.html
That is the exact pump that I use and I use the same spray ball. You can hear it spin. You should be good with it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #785
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Maybe someone can help me out on a question.

What is the value proposition for the brewhemoth?

It seems when you start talking about tri-clamp/chiller its $774 (not sure what shipping is to Iowa). When you start talking about fittings, depending on what you are trying to accomplish, you are talking maybe another $150-$250 more? So we are talking about a $1k conical.

I like the idea that I can pressure ferment since I do that with my sanke's now. That isn't a deal breaker, but its nice to have that. It seems like you can setup relatively easily a CIP system and I like that too because I hate cleaning Sanke's.

While not the exact same size, you can buy a 14.5 gallon stout with all the fittings without cooling for what looks like close to $500. I'm sure this has be debated, maybe someone can point me to that discussion.

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(not sure what shipping is to Iowa).

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The Brewhemoths are all listed with free shipping.

EDIT: Also, the Brewhemoths are made in the USA and the Stout Tanks are made in China if you care.
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The Brewhemoths are all listed with free shipping.

EDIT: Also, the Brewhemoths are made in the USA and the Stout Tanks are made in China if you care.
That's worth something to me. I'm still on the fence on plastic, but also am thinking long term since I have noticed as my brewery has expanded I am buying upgrades of similar items I have and could have maybe got them in the beginning.

Are there specials run for these ever? Or is demand high enough they don't have to?
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Maybe someone can help me out on a question.

What is the value proposition for the brewhemoth?

It seems when you start talking about tri-clamp/chiller its $774 (not sure what shipping is to Iowa). When you start talking about fittings, depending on what you are trying to accomplish, you are talking maybe another $150-$250 more? So we are talking about a $1k conical.

I like the idea that I can pressure ferment since I do that with my sanke's now. That isn't a deal breaker, but its nice to have that. It seems like you can setup relatively easily a CIP system and I like that too because I hate cleaning Sanke's.

While not the exact same size, you can buy a 14.5 gallon stout with all the fittings without cooling for what looks like close to $500. I'm sure this has be debated, maybe someone can point me to that discussion.
I shopped all major conical vendors and ended up ordering a brewhemoth. The stout was a close second though it was going to be about $700 shipped for the customized version I wanted.

What pushed me towards the brewhemoth in order was

1) Made in the USA
2) pressurizable beyond the 3-5psi of most other conicals.
3) variable batch size from 5gal up to 18 (or some have even said 20gal)
4) 20 day build time compared up to 3 months for a special order stout
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Being upfront, I am a happy brewhemoth owner.

In addition to the above reasons,
1) Made in the USA
2) pressure fermenting, you can do it in a sanke but what other conical can you do it in, yeast and trub dumping.
3) variable batch size from 5gal up to 20gal, comparing a 14 gal stout is not apples to apples.
4) 20 day build time compared up to 3 months for a special order stout

5) internal chilling. I priced a stout with an internal stainless steel coil. It changed the the price a lot. I did not want to spend all this money and then buy a up right freezer for temp controlling. Factor in the freezer and cost go up again. Lastly, I did not want to put it somewhere I could not see. It is a completely non brewing reason, but I like to see it fermenting away, I polished mine, when I go into the basement for something.

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I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but on the subject of pressurizing the brewhemoth, would this work?

Right now I'm taking off the blow-off right towards the end of active fermentation, adding the pressurizer, then once it's ready to crash cool I've been adding a few PSI to compensate for the vacuum created by cooling. My question:

Since the beer will shortly be at serving temps, could I crank the pressurizer to 10-12 PSI and let the beer carb up as it's cold-conditioning?

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