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Old 08-26-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Which pump? Little Giant or March?

Looking at getting a couple of pumps for my Brutus10 clone system and was trying to decide which to get.

One thing I would like is a stainless steel head on it... I know that MoreBeer has one of the March pumps with it but don't seem to be able to find any of the Little Giants around...

Anyone have links to places with good prices on the pumps? and which one is preferred?

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Old 08-26-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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I'd like to know as well. What are the pump options for a single tier setup with two pumps from 10gal up to 30gal?

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Old 08-27-2008, 01:23 AM   #3
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Found these which have bronze heads:

809-BR-C, $139
March 809 BR--C

Little Giant CMD-100-3B, $150
Little Giant CMD-100-3B 1/125 HP, 180 GPH - Circulator Pump, 15" lead wires (579000) - PlumberSurplus.com

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That pump is not the HS model I think people on here like the HS (Highspeed) model better. Looks like they both are low on the GPM area.

The 809-hs model has 7 GPM pumping speed

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Old 08-27-2008, 02:18 AM   #5
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Austin Homebrew has the March 809 HS Hight Temp for $135.99. This is the recommended pump for homebrewing. Here is the link: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10664

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Ahhh... here is a link to a 809-HS-BR for $156... Bronze head instead of the plastic.

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is bronze or plastic better?

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Even though it probably wouldn't hurt anything, bronze contains lead... I would much prefer plastic in this case.

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I have one of each on my sculpture, the Little Giant is only good to 200º if I remember right, I have it on the HLT side. It is quieter and primes faster.
I have the March on the boil side little louder but also works great, slightly harder to prime.

On the Brutus I am building I went with 2 March, for ease of mounting, looks and dont know where to get the Little Giant's anymore.

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809-HS-SS... stainless steel head. Oddly enough, B3 seems to have the cheapest price on these. $325

MoreBeer | Pump - With High Temp Stainless Steel Housing

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