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Old 06-04-2010, 02:40 AM   #31
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No, you cannot ferment the pump and drink it.

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Old 06-04-2010, 02:54 AM   #32
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Are the pump head and impeller in the March pumps "food grade"?

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Per the manual, "Applications include home
heating systems, solar heating systems, heat recovery systems and
recirculating water in domestic and commercial hot water tanks."

If they are recirculating the water in your house, I hope it is food grade!

The MoreBeer website specifically indicates they are made of food safe material: http://morebeer.com/view_product/17311/103556/March_High_Temperature_Brewing_Pump

Personally, I was hoping to find a March\Little Giant\Iwaki Submersible\Inline pump which had similar specs as the March 809HS. It would be great not to worry about splashes\the pump getting wet!
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:17 AM   #33
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If you are building/using a brew rig, just build a metal plate the covers the pump from water contact. Numerous people in the DIY section have done this. I am in the middle of finishing my brew rig and will do the same.

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Old 06-04-2010, 04:01 AM   #34
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How bout this. Is it safe to pump my boiling hot wort through this pump. Ferment it and then drink it.

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Yes, IMO it's perfectly safe, at least up to the fermenting part and that depends entirely on your brewing skill. The pump won't hurt you.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:06 AM   #35
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Personally, I was hoping to find a March\Little Giant\Iwaki Submersible\Inline pump which had similar specs as the March 809HS. It would be great not to worry about splashes\the pump getting wet!
I use my pump without any special cover or protection and have had no problems. You'd really have to douse the pump with a substantial amount of water to do it any harm. Mine has received some minor splashes without doing any damage. I do use it with a GFCI outlet for safety reasons, but I've never been much concerned about shorting it out due to splashing.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:16 PM   #36
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Wow...so much for finding out if anyones used this pump yet or not

The point here is that for $150 you can get a stainless head pump. Very easy to clean, no need to worry about temp, no stripped plastic threads. No debate about whether its food safe at a specific temp. So I spend an extra 5 or 10 minutes on brew day because its slower....who cares (if you actually loose time...for me Im using gravity right now so I suspect it may be faster).

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Old 06-04-2010, 04:23 PM   #37
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No, you cannot ferment the pump and drink it.
this made me lol....
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #38
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Wow...so much for finding out if anyones used this pump yet or not
My thought exactly. I am working on gathering parts for my Brutus Clone. I want to have as much stainless as possible (easy cleaning and it is just plain cool). The $400 stainless march pump is kind of cost prohibitive and it too has a non-stainless impller. For a few dollars more than a plastic march pump this seems like a great alternative. I already have one 809 but I was told by the Chugger pump guys that they will have a replacement head for that in about three weeks ($49) so I don't have to buy two whole new pumps to get them both stainless.

I have looked at the Little Giant pump. It is a nice pump too, but the odd angles the inlet and outlet are don't work very well with the way I have designed my plumbing.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #39
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I have looked at the Little Giant pump. It is a nice pump too, but the odd angles the inlet and outlet are don't work very well with the way I have designed my plumbing.
See I am the opposite I hate the way the march pumps have the inlet and outlet going in opposite directions. I much prefer them both point straight up.

But to each his own.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:52 PM   #40
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Getting back to the topic of this thread, i just got my chugger pump the other day. I will put it to the test in the next couple days and post the results.

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