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Old 02-11-2009, 02:32 AM   #1
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Here's a list of what and where I'm buying my stuff- please post feedback:

Bronze Head March Pump w/ Cord - $137
March Pump 1/25

20ft 1/2" Silicone Tubing from Morebeer @ 2.10/ft. - $42
http://morebeer.com/view_product/17608//Tubing_-_Silicone_1_2"_ID_-_By_the_Foot

1/2" Brass Hose Barb Disconnect @ $8/per x 4 - $32
McMaster-Carr

1/2" Brass Pipe Disconnect @ $2/per x 4 - $8
McMaster-Carr

Stainless Steel Hose Clamp @ $.80/per x 8 = $6.50
Stainless Steel Adjustable Hose Clamp

1/2" Brass Ball valve for Pump - $7
1/2 Inch Brass Ball Valve

Whirlpool Chiller Arm - $15
Wort Chiller Recirculation Arm - Option Two | MoreBeer

Total Pump Assembly $248

Other Homebrew Purchases unrelated to Pump:

Sterile Siphon Starter - $15
Sterile Siphon Starter - For 5 and 6 Gallon Carboys | MoreBeer

6.5 Gallon Cap for Sterile Siphon Starter x 2 - $6 (One for Siphon/One for Blowoff)
Carboy Hood Orange w/Blue Caps - (6.5 Gallon) | MoreBeer

5 Gallon Cap for Blowoff - $3
Rubber Carboy Hood w/White Caps(5 Gallon) | MoreBeer

10 Ft 1/2" Vinyl Tubing for Blowoff Tubes @ $.40/ft - $4
Tubing - Vinyl (1/2'' ID) - By the Foot | MoreBeer

Refractometer - $24 + Shipping (Props to ChefMike's thread)
Brix Refractometer ATC 0-32% Fruit Wine + 50 Pipettes - eBay (item 380097098583 end time Feb-13-09 18:12:51 PST)

Barley Crusher - $155
The Barley Crusher - Ordering

Grand Total - $482

Any other suggestions or something I'm forgetting?

Oh, and does anyone know the best way to connect that recirculation arm for Whirlpool chilling up to my pump tubing?

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Old 02-11-2009, 02:48 AM   #2
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Oh, and does anyone know the best way to connect that recirculation arm for Whirlpool chilling up to my pump tubing?
From what I remember, the recirculation arm comes with a hose clamp. You would use that clamp to connect the 1/2" silicone tubing to the tubing. You would then need to connect that tubing to the pump somehow, most likely with some kind of quick disconnect.

The rest of your list looks fine. Enjoy everything!
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Awesome -- I'll give some thought on how I want to do that -- thanks!

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bump bump bump

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That all looks good to me. If you need something else add it to the list.

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Looks good! Pretty much the same pump setup that I've got, and it's been working flawlessly for several brew days. I lot the 90 degree QD's and the 1/2" silicone tubing...no kinks but very flexible even at lower temperature. You can even comfortably handle the tubing with hot wort flowing through it.

Oh, make sure you also pickup some stainless hose clamps for the QD's. Rock on...can't wait to see your new setup!

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Looks good! Pretty much the same pump setup that I've got, and it's been working flawlessly for several brew days. I lot the 90 degree QD's and the 1/2" silicone tubing...no kinks but very flexible even at lower temperature. You can even comfortably handle the tubing with hot wort flowing through it.

Oh, make sure you also pickup some stainless hose clamps for the QD's. Rock on...can't wait to see your new setup!
Thanks bud -- I'm stoked to see it too!
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My buddy put a water proof switch on his pump. It made things a hell of a lot easier. If you are putting the pump on a brew stand with a pump already, then nevermind...

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Although it is twice the price of the March pump I really recommend a peristaltic pump. I have the following:

Greylor Company | Model 200 | Pump manufacture and Distributor

The pump is self priming, can pump boiling liquids, and is sanitary. The only downside is the speed - I can only pump about 1.5 to 2 gallons per minute. Oh well... it adds two minutes to my brewing day.

Greylor also sent me additional replacement tubing just in case.

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Although it is twice the price of the March pump I really recommend a peristaltic pump. I have the following:

Greylor Company | Model 200 | Pump manufacture and Distributor

The pump is self priming, can pump boiling liquids, and is sanitary. The only downside is the speed - I can only pump about 1.5 to 2 gallons per minute. Oh well... it adds two minutes to my brewing day.

Greylor also sent me additional replacement tubing just in case.
WHOA -- that's expensive!
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1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

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