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Old 02-15-2014, 06:46 PM   #11
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Considering that they're already selling this one which will do 6 GPM and has a full stainless head on it for $185.00 I wouldn't expect anything much less expensive than a Chugger.

I'll keep hoping, though.

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Old 02-15-2014, 08:31 PM   #12
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Whirlpooling for trub separation is nice. But I also use whirlpooling for batch cooling. And the faster I can move the liquid the less time my wort sits on late addition hops.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:02 PM   #13
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My latest message received talks about using the stainless head of the 185 pump and the lower body of the $85-$112 speed controlled pumps which are nearly the same size of the models currently used by the home brew community. The problem I've brought up is that their stainless head currently only comes in bsp threads. But I have been assured that if they can cost effectively build this thing that NPT threaded models will be produced as well. They are aware that we are a good percentage of their customer base. And are willing to make changes as the customers needs are realized. Which is why they sell the pumps that we buy. They were just under the assumption that since so many emailed in to ask about using valves to limit flow, that they assumed a lower output speed was what we wanted. If you want this to happen then send them an email and voice your opinion. It's the only way it'll happen.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:08 PM   #14
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Why be hatin' on strong-ish pumps?

Aside from cone building or the small-scale feasibility thereof, if using an IC the stronger the whirlpool the quicker the chill.

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Sorry. No hate here. Just fighting the stigma that anything less than full stainless chugger, etc. is bad. Ever get the feeling we might be pushing new homebrewers into products and practices that really aren't necessary and cost:benefit ratio just isn't right?
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:10 PM   #15
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But each of us has our own technique to achieve different results. And we need certain tools to meet these ends. It's nice to know we can count on certain companies to listen to those needs.

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Old 04-09-2014, 12:56 AM   #16
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I've been waiting and messaging back and forth for info on when a npt version will be out for testing. So far it's gonna be a while before they are manufactured. But for the sake of testing the rep I spoke to gave me a good deal on the bsp model. I'm getting one of them in the meantime and will find a way to get it all threaded together. I'll get some video of everything once it's mocked up and see how much faster of a whirlpool I can get going with this thing. And I'll test the speed control even though I don't see it being used in my setup.

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Old 04-19-2014, 04:33 PM   #17
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I've been down with the flu for about a week. In that time I got impatient and considered getting the bsp model that is now up for grabs on ussolarpumps.com. They have the npt model on back order from the factory, but no idea when they will ship. After talking it out with them they offered me a substantial discount so I could get the bsp model and spend the rest on adapter fittings if necessary. So what I found was that the threads are so close that a little extra Teflon and you would have not known that the threads were different if it hadn't already been discussed or listed as such. Success. I got it up and running in no time and posted some video on YouTube. The new pump runs 135 bucks. Only a few dollars less than a chugger. But they also offer free shipping. So it only cost 135. It's barely bigger than the 3gpm model they make. And for those that are hatin' on all stainless pumps, I can tell you there are many benefits but the only one that matters is that I can put this pump inline and not have to worry about snapping the pump off at the head if things get too heavy. I'm hoping to see if they will offer up a hbt limited discount code or something to make it easier for those of us that might still be skeptical. I personally like the 12v pumps because I don't need extra extension cords (my control panel has a 12v 10a power supply built in). And I don't have to worry about my pumps getting wet and killing me. Anyway here is the video.

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Old 04-20-2014, 02:55 AM   #18
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Here are some photos of it hooked up and a size comparison to the 3gpm pump.

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Old 04-21-2014, 03:37 AM   #19
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An inexpensive DC motor with speed control compatible with march/chugger head would be interesting.

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Old 04-21-2014, 04:14 AM   #20
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Default New 12v pumps may be on the way

It's available now. The bsp threads barely make a difference. If you want to wait for the npt versions go ahead. This pump is nice. It's only rated at 6gpm where the march is rated around 8 I think. But I used the 3gpm pumps for a few brews now with great success. I'll be brewing with the new pump later this week (when my kit shows up and if the weather holds). I can give a more detailed look into how effective this pump is. One of my favorite reasons to use the smaller pumps is that I can reduce hose lengths and fluid loss. Because I can position the pumps directly in line. I've actually switched most of my pump inlets to female camlocks.

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