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Old 10-03-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default Cheap pump, good buy

If you are looking for a way to chill your beer quicker on a budget, this pump works great when submerged in an ice bath and pumped through your chiller.

http://www.harborfreight.com/200-gph...ump-68372.html

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Old 10-04-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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I use the smaller, 158gph model to pump ice water through my plate chiller, and it STILL pumps too fast. I usually run out of ice before I run out of hot wort.

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Old 10-04-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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It did run too fast even at the lowest setting, good to know about the smaller model. I have free access to a commercial icemaker so I had enough ice.

How much ice do you usually try to use with that pump? I’m trying to be more efficient with my water usage.

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I tend to use 20 to 30lbs of ice in the summer. My hose water temp is about 85*F then.

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Old 10-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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I would say i'm abot in that range also. What kind of chiller do you use?

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30 plate Dudadiesel.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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Been using one of those for a while now... Started with my CFC and now my plate chiller... Been forgetful about acquiring ice from my free source the last couple brews, so I just used my garden hose... Need to get back to ice...

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