The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > What pump for IC recirculation

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-23-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
sarsnik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 243
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default What pump for IC recirculation

After swamping my yard, I'd like to get a pump to recirculate ice water in my IC. What sort of GPH will I need to get the best cooling efficiency? Would one of the submersible fountain pumps from harbor freight work?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

__________________
sarsnik is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
Schumed
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Schumed's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kansas City, Mo
Posts: 892
Liked 39 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I've used a simple pond pump

__________________

"To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems,"

Schumed is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
DeafSmith
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeafSmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 1,447
Liked 33 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Here's the one I use to recirculate ice water after getting the temp below 100 ºF using tap water:

http://www.harborfreight.com/16-hors...ump-68422.html

I don't think the gph rating is as significant as the lift rating - it takes a lot of pressure to force water through a long, small diameter tube and this will cut the actual gph way down below the rated value. Even though my pump is rated for 1350 gph, I actually only get about 65-70 gph through my 50 foot, 3/8 OD chiller + two 6 foot washing machine hoses. Note that my pump has a better lift rating than many of the others.

__________________
DeafSmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-24-2012, 01:19 AM   #4
deflagratio
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 106
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I use tap water for down to 100 and then switch to the pump. If I wasn't about to purchase a plate chiller I would put a spliitter on mine so I could have both hoses hooked up at once.

deflagratio is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-24-2012, 02:33 AM   #5
Ramitt
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ramitt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 1,006
Liked 50 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 154

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deflagratio View Post
I use tap water for down to 100 and then switch to the pump. If I wasn't about to purchase a plate chiller I would put a spliitter on mine so I could have both hoses hooked up at once.
Derp! Why had I not thought of that.
__________________
Ramitt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pump trouble with mash tun recirculation only... Dgonza9 Equipment/Sanitation 14 06-23-2012 04:32 AM
Recirculation issues that aren't pump related wizardofza Equipment/Sanitation 25 06-08-2010 12:40 PM
Recirculation filter idea... The Pol Equipment/Sanitation 31 10-29-2009 01:05 AM
Solid Ice Recirculation Chiller WortMonger Equipment/Sanitation 20 08-30-2008 09:19 PM
MASHING. Water recirculation instead of the mash recirculation albertf Equipment/Sanitation 2 12-27-2007 12:20 AM