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Old 01-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for this helpful post. I was putting together my order today to BobbyM for a pump and fittings, so I'm thinking about all of this. So you put elbow barbs on both ends of the hoses? I would think you wouldn't want them on the pump ends. Can you explain?
Sorry, I didn't catch your explanation of the pump end, but now I see it.
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Sorry, I didn't catch your explanation of the pump end, but now I see it.
Yeah, that's actually why I was able to go back and order a few things from BobbyM. I'd originally had elbow barbs on all my connections, and only two hoses, since I hadn't taken into account potentially recirculating the chilled wort back into the BK now that I've got a CFC, to faster cool the entire batch. That's the only time when I'll need three hoses. I'm still not sure if I'll always recirculate that way, but it gave me an excuse to pickup a third hose and make one without an elbow at the pump inlet, after worrying about priming issues.
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Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #14
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Bzzzzz. Bzzzzz. Winner!

Only BobbyM would think like that.

But, then, only BobbyM puts together just what we need putting our breweries together.

I should be placing an order with you next Friday.

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Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
I like it! The only variable people would have to figure out is the tubing length, since that's kinda setup-dependent, but otherwise very nice. Or maybe it would just be easier to include a bulk length of tubing (10 feet?) and let them cut it to their specifications. You could even include an option to add the number of cam A/F to the kit that people would need. Maybe include some hose clamps as well, or have the option to add some, depending on what people were already using for their setup.
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Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
I would buy this kit immediately.
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I would buy this kit immediately.
I second this
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Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
Excellent idea, and maybe with an add-on option for a bleeder valve.

I got the parts for one, but after eliminating all the elbows on my pump fittings I may not need it. We'll see on Saturday.
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Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
Good idea, I'd also offer it without the pump, if that made sense. Like in my case I have the pump but no totally clear idea of what I need to do to most effectively do it.
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Basically my add-a-pump kit would look like this:
(1) Inline SS head Chugger pump ($140)

(1) Type A camlock male on pump input ($4)

(1) 2pc SS ball valve for "out" port of the pump to control flow speed ($13)

(1) Type F camlock male for the output of the pump valve ($4)

(10) Feet of 1/2" ID ultraclear, high temp silicone tubing $24

(4) Type BigC barbed Female camlocks for each end of tubing $36

(4) SS hose clamps $7.40


Of course, you'll need either camlock type As or Fs on any vessel you want to pump from or to.

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