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Old 01-25-2010, 06:33 PM   #231
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It's a mag drive drive pump so you should be able to adjust from zero to full-flow with a ball valve. That's the beauty of mag drive.

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:41 PM   #232
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I'm looking at using this no sparge method, I just bought a Little Giant 3-md-hc pump, would this pump be to big for this type of system? Is anyone using this pump for this type of application, where you try to match the flow from the pump to the draining of the MLT?
Just got one of those myself. Haven't even opened the box yet! Looking forward to using in my no sparge setup. Got a new 10g Blichman as well! OH BOY!
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #233
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No problems other than the fracking hose that leached chlorophenols into two batches I already posted about. I got my Blichmann 20 up and running, I will be building out my RIMS heater soon and will do a no sparge 10 gallon / partigyle 5 gallon batch then.

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:09 AM   #234
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I'm looking at using this no sparge method, I just bought a Little Giant 3-md-hc pump, would this pump be to big for this type of system? Is anyone using this pump for this type of application, where you try to match the flow from the pump to the draining of the MLT?
You can put a ball valve on the outlet side of the pump to adjust the flow, or to be able to more finely adjust the flow, a gate valve. Note though that you will be increasing the back pressure by cutting down the flow. I have used these pumps for aquarium applications, but never for hot wort. I do know that as the pressure increases its maximum temperature tolerance decreases, but at mash temperatures I suspect that you would be fine.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:16 AM   #235
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/marc...atives-156554/

The post above has some happy users of the little giant. I don't know they are no sparge brewing or not. A good discussion of March pumps and alternatives. I got a march pump from wifey for x-mas. I was looking at shopping around and comparing, but she got one off of Austin Homebrew they were a big help to her.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:56 AM   #236
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I read this thread today at work, and was so excited I ran to the hardware store to get the parts to convert to no sparge. Can't wait to put it to use this weekend.

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Old 01-30-2010, 08:39 PM   #237
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No sparge rocks! Made for a short brew day. I hit 71 % efficiency. Worth the 4 points.

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:36 PM   #238
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Guys, I'm struggling trying to understand how you can flow what I perceive to be a fast rate of wort through a 10" sieve (pic page 1) without getting stuck.

What is the flow rate you are using with the recirculation?

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What is the flow rate you are using with the recirculation?
As fast as I can runoff from the MLT with the valve full open, which is about 3 quarts per minute for a typical grainbill. My MLT has a copper manifold, there are pics of it in my user gallery if you poke around. The braid in the kettle is just to keep any loose hops etc. that make it beyond my hop bag from clogging the pump.
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As fast as I can runoff from the MLT with the valve full open, which is about 3 quarts per minute for a typical grainbill.
Thanks Saccharomyces. And this is without BIAB? (I will check out your copper manifold pics).
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