Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Cheap pump for a Brew Rig
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2007, 08:02 PM   #1
kvh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 343
Default Cheap pump for a Brew Rig

Forgive me if this has been posted here before, but has anyone considered (or already shot-down) the idea of using an in-line, drill powered pump for moving wort? I just ran across one at Big Lots (always love the cheap stores for unusual tools). I can't find it online, but it is basically a copy of this.

Sanitize it of course, but I think mine was $4. I bought figuring there's always a need to move some amount of water, and I couldn't beat the price even if it wouldn't work for beer.

Thoughts anyone?

kvh

__________________
Make beer, not bombs.
(...and not bottle bombs either.)
Primary Fermentor - *empty*
Primary Fermentor -

Secondary - Mystery IPA
Secondary -
Bottle Conditioning -
Keg Conditioning -

Draft: - Apfelwein, Belgian-style Dubbel w/ Grains of Paradise
Bottles:(and still in stock): FIRST AG - (I)IPA 4.1.07, PK's Warm Spring Marzen, Summer Cerveza -BANG, PK's Winter Spice II, Espresso Stout, Indiana Pale Ale, PK's Chocolate Bitter II, Porterfield Porter, and New Year's 2006 remnants.

kvh is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
Funkenjaeger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Funkenjaeger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 1,637
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Is it suitable for moving potable liquids? (ie - no materials that will leech any chemicals into it, no way for bearings to leak oil into it, etc) And is it suitable for boiling-hot wort?

The reason pumps like the march pump are so expensive is that they use plastic that meets these requirements, and the moving parts are magnetically coupled so there are no bearings to leak.

__________________
Funkenjaeger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,853
Liked 69 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

It's a risk.

Can i take the temps required?
What lubricant does it use?

Orfy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A cheap wort cooling pump ! floridabrewer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 02-23-2013 10:31 AM
Possible Cheap Peristaltic Pump for HERMS/RIMS? JayC DIY Projects 14 09-12-2008 06:06 PM
Cheap sparge arm without raised HLT or pump knowltonm Equipment/Sanitation 3 04-01-2008 03:06 PM
Cheap march pump options? e lo Equipment/Sanitation 2 09-11-2007 02:13 PM
Cheap Pump? drost Equipment/Sanitation 2 09-17-2006 06:02 AM