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Adeering 02-14-2012 01:54 AM

$20 pump whirlpooler
 
Im wondering/trying to figure out how to go about making a pumpless whirlpooler or something to circulate the wort as my IC cools it.

Boleslaus 02-14-2012 01:57 AM

Not sure if there is an efficient way to do this. The best way is to suck the water out the bottom and create a vortex, since a whirlpool will form naturally. The other way is to physically move the water, think spinning paddles. Mythbusters actually tested this in one of their myths. Turns out the paddle method doesn't scale up from a gallon very well. Water is too heavy to move like that.

Adeering 02-14-2012 02:12 AM

Right now im just swirling the IC every minute or so to help move the water as its cooling but would really like something to move water around automatically without having to fork out $150 for a pump

pinback 02-14-2012 03:59 AM

I'm looking for some poor ole chap to willing sacrifice his $20 test out http://amzn.com/B004HHW0FU
and let me know if it works well for brewing beer.

You up for it? Seriously though, it looks very usable, albeit slower than a march.

Athos56 02-14-2012 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinback (Post 3783279)
I'm looking for some poor ole chap to willing sacrifice his $20 test out http://amzn.com/B004HHW0FU
and let me know if it works well for brewing beer.

You up for it? Seriously though, it looks very usable, albeit slower than a march.

I looked at this and though that 2 liters a minute seemed kinda slow. But it should be good for something. I wonder how far it can lift liquid.

noodle23 02-14-2012 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinback
I'm looking for some poor ole chap to willing sacrifice his $20 test out http://amzn.com/B004HHW0FU
and let me know if it works well for brewing beer.

You up for it? Seriously though, it looks very usable, albeit slower than a march.

Just note that, that pump is DC powered not AC so the wiring is different.

Adeering 02-14-2012 10:57 AM

I might try this with a whirlpooler, i dont need to pump much or fast, just enough to start circulating the water around, nice find ill keep updated if I decide to go that way, have a couple other projects taking priority at the moment (ferm chamber, kegerator, new bed frame, and I know that isnt brew related but girlfriend is complaining about not having one)

Adeering 02-20-2012 12:22 PM

So I bit the bullet and ordered this today, gonna play with it some and see how it works, Ill will keep this thread updated and let you know how it works, could be a good march pump alternative for simple transfers.

pinback 02-20-2012 01:12 PM

Awesome! I have it in my cart ready to order just as soon as I can. Looking forward to the updates.

Adeering 02-20-2012 01:45 PM

I started another thread for the build and to make a tutorial for anyone else


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