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Old 12-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
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Ranger:
I would appreciate the pic.
I have a tangent inlet 1/2 way up my drum and I am going to whirlpool with a pump. Do you think your manifold would allow enough volume thru to pump fast enough to whirlpool? Or should I use a separate intake for the whirlpool?
Any thoughts are appreciated very much.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:39 PM   #12
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+1 on the mash paddle whirlpool.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:54 PM   #13
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No I do not believe using 1/2 tubing with a march type pump will get a whirlpool going with 35-40 gallons of wort. It took me 45 mins to transfer my first batch 10ft to my fermenter using a March 809 pump. I have since purchased the March Nano pump and it things are a lot better. I still don't think that pump could get a better whirlpool than my mash paddle.

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #14
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Here is my manifold for the MT

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #15
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Thanks for the response.

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:27 PM   #16
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No I do not believe using 1/2 tubing with a march type pump will get a whirlpool going with 35-40 gallons of wort. It took me 45 mins to transfer my first batch 10ft to my fermenter using a March 809 pump. I have since purchased the March Nano pump and it things are a lot better. I still don't think that pump could get a better whirlpool than my mash paddle.
OK. I have the March Nano pump with 3/4" hose and fittings and 3/4" on kettle. But I have not used it yet. If the pump won't whirlpool then the old paddle it will be.
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Well you may have a chance with 3/4" fittings. That pump can move some liquid and I made the mistake of going 1/2" on my kettles. In the near future I'm going to have all new 1" tc fittings put in.

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #18
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What size tubing is your stand made from? I have a single tier stand made from 1.5" square tubing and am thinking about picking up some 30 gal kettles to upgrade to a 1/2 bbl system with an eventual move to a full bbl by using a larger BK. I have modeled it up in sketchup, and it looks like the kettles will fit on the stand (albeit with a little overhang like yours), but I am a bit concerned about the weight issue. Anybody else made this upgrade that can weigh in (pun intended)?

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:36 AM   #19
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nice restaurant anti fatigue mat there. its nice to know a local guy is doing all electric now some1 I can go to for help.

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #20
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I believe it is also 1.5" tubing. I think the stand will hold up to a lot more than a few 30 gallon kettles. The hot water stands from Home Depot are rated for 150lbs and they are thin galvanized metal.

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