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Old 08-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default How do I disconnect a whirlpool pump without spilling everywhere

Recently got a march pump which I primarily use to whirlpool the worth while I run my immerssion chiller. I have cam-lock disconnects to hook the whole thing up, but how the heck do I disconnect everything when I am done without spilling wort all over my kitchen?

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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You can take a pot or pitcher and disconnect the line running into the whirlpool and empty into the pitcher. Then disconnect the line out of the kettle and hold it up to drain the rest of the liquid through the pump and into the pitcher.


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Old 08-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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Smart. i will move the pump onto my counter to help with that. I had been disconnecting them at the pump first. I'd like to hear anyone else's process.

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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My pump output has a ball valve. I close that valve anytime I remove the loose end of the hose from the WP inlet, which has its own valve.

Here is my brewhouse in a whirlpool config. I whirlpool through my heat exchanger. The right pump is for mash recirc and HLT duties. The left pump is all wort handling.

Photo in next post...

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #6
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You can pinch the hose right past the barb if they are silicone to contain spills and then drain to a container as was mentioned.

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ball valves on the hoses would work if you are looking for a slightly more sophisticated remedy

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:41 AM   #8
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ball valves on the hoses would work if you are looking for a slightly more sophisticated remedy
This is what I was going to suggest. I have the same problem in certain instance. My remedy for next brew is a ball valve that has disconnects on both sides so I can use it anywhere I need it at the time.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Besides having valves and camlocks in the right places, I added a large tubing clamp to each end of the hose to keep what was in the hose from leaking out.

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