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Old 04-30-2009, 10:24 PM   #11
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i got a $9 fountain pump at lowes on clearance. it works great. a little under 200 GPM (or GPH, can't remember) IIRC. after spilling hot wort all over myself and the basement stairs trying to get to a faucet, this was the single greatest addition to my setup.

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Old 04-30-2009, 10:25 PM   #12
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That's what I do.... I let the hot 'outflow' go into a bucket the first 5 min so it won't melt all the ice...then it's recycling the water threw the ice water in the bucket. I get a gallon bag of ice from the man fridge every night so, I have plenty of ice saved up. No probems

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Old 04-30-2009, 10:51 PM   #13
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Ya a drill pump might be cheap but going with a utility pump is much easier. Plug it in and not having to hold a drill for 15 minutes or so.

This is what I use and have never looked at anything else.
..exactly what I do, except that I use the kitchen sink (since I'm stuck brewing on the stovetop).
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:05 AM   #14
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i guess my setup is as ghetto as it gets. ive got a ford f-350 6.4 diesel fuel cooler pump rigged up with an old power wheels battery and no switch just touch wires together.but a fairly new cooler. you guys and your fancy pond pumps. lol

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Old 05-01-2009, 03:35 AM   #15
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i guess my setup is as ghetto as it gets. ive got a ford f-350 6.4 diesel fuel cooler pump rigged up with an old power wheels battery and no switch just touch wires together.but a fairly new cooler. you guys and your fancy pond pumps. lol
That is awesome!

Only from the south

But, really, that is the spirit of homebrewing in a nutshell right there!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:30 PM   #16
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hey in my defense i work at a ford dealer its a take off part i just couldnt throw it away.
ive got a little toolbox to mount it all in just hard to find the time working 55 hours a week with a wife and 3 boys.

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Old 05-01-2009, 12:50 PM   #17
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that and we just recently bought a house so my wife eats up my time and money on all that you know being spring time and all. im lucky if i even get to brew i decided to go all grain man what was i thinking that take a whole afternoon. gonna have to do some extracts to keep the pipeline full.

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:26 PM   #18
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i'm going to have to do that all too soon, living in the south our tap water gets into the 70s pretty soon...

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I wouldn't recommend a fountian pump for something like this. I would head down to my local fish store and look at some of the water pumps there. I would look into the maxi jet 1200. That will pump water extremely quickly and will last you a life time.

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