Originally Posted by Octavius
C3 and Derp,
Wow, I'm glad you posted. That kinda screws up my plans big time. Why can't you use the Chugger to transfer the fermented wort? Please reply!
As far as I know, the input of Chugger/March pumps needs to be lower than the output of the source vessel; they won't suck air like a diaphragm pump. I assume you'll either need to raise the Speidel spigot above the Chugger or find a way to prime the pump first.
I ferment in a chest freezer, so a diaphragm pump is the only way I can pump fermented beer from the bottom spigot of the Speidel (essentially floor-level), over the top of the freezer and into kegs. There's no reasonable way that I could lift 10 gallons of beer high enough to to prime my March pump by gravity.