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Old 12-11-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Default Some Uses for a Submersible Pump

I was at the local junk store the other day (Job Lots) and I found this ¼ HP submersible pump. Initially, I was using it with my plate chiller, then I found a couple more great uses for it. I brewed today, and I filmed the pump in action. Most of these ideas I've gotten from this site, just wanted to post the videos.
The video quality isn't the best, and by the last one, I'd had a few too many of my last batch, but anyway, here goes:



Wort Chilling. - I use a ice water bath. I run the return line into a frozen gallon jug to keep the water in the ice bath cold. As you can see, I can get a temp of 49°. I actually have to slow the flow rate out of the brew kettle to keep it about 60°.




Plate Chiller Cleaning - After I get the beer from the brew kettle to the carboy and pitch my starter...I attach to ½" to barb hose connection to the wort side of the plate chiller, add some warm water and oxyclean and let it run for about 10 minutes...the shift the flow direction for another 10 minutes. Works like a champ and is ready to go for the next time.




Carboy Cleaning - I saw this method on this site and thought I would give it a try. I built the frames out of some scrap 2x4 I had laying around. That is a 3 gallon carboy, so I use the second frame. For the 5 and 6 gallons carboys, I use just one frame.


Hope someone finds this useful...Cheers.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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great find, makes me want to start hitting more junk stores.

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Old 12-11-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
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Me too!

I bought a cheap pond pump off of ebay and use it to clean my plate chiller.
Couldn't be easier!

I don't need it to pre chill my plate chiller, the water here in Duluth is COLD!

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Our ground water is about 65 degrees now, I really just do that as to not make an ice rink in the driveway.

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