Originally Posted by Peter_R
I bought one of these a while back and have been pleased with it....don't count on much customer service from the seller he can't seem to provide updates on shipping or respond to emails....but once you have the pump it does everything that is needed.
Peter_R, if you have one of these (and especially if you have any experience with a March pump) I would be interested in any other contrasts to a March pump you could provide (aside from the fact that this low-cost pump rated to pump less):
1/ can it be cleaned as easily as the March pump (impeller removed, cleaned, etc...)?
2/ it's pretty obviously not as solidly built as a March pump, but at this price, you could afford to have one (or even five
) as backups - how much have you used your pump and what is your feeling as to how many brew cycles it will last?
3/ it claims to be food-grade - from what you have seen are you confident that this is the case?
4/ have you used the pump to recirculate hot wort? Any concerns about it's ability to withstand 212 degrees F?
I'm probably getting a March pump as my 'main' pump for mash recirculation but I am thinking about picking up one these as a second pump for whirlpooling my wort near the end of the boil - unless this pump is a disaster, just being able to avoid having to move a single pump halfway through the brew cycle would make it worth the very modest cost...