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Old 09-28-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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I am looking for Pumps, I was thinking the March 809s, unless there is something better out there.
My first question, is why do so many systems have 2 pumps? Is there a point where its that much more convenient to have two? Is that so you can drain of wort and sparge at the same time?

Also, does anyone now of a good place to purchase such wares?

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Old 09-28-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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http://www.chuggerpumps.com/category.php?mycatid=72 check out this site. . Yes it is more convenient to have two pumps. To fly sparge makes it a little easer with two pumps using a single tier . if you are using a HERMS system you need two for sure. i use two now and would like three i think with three you are more flexible with refining procedure
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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I batch sparge, but still use two pumps. One pumps hot water, the other pumps wort.

Less hose switching, less mess, and I have a spare in case a pump goes out.

Mine are chugger pumps, one with a plastic head, the other stainless.

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:10 AM   #4
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Thanks. Why did you guys choose the macerators over the 809s?

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Old 09-30-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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Nevermind, found alot of good info in another thread. Thanks for your help guys

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Another popular option for pumps would be little giant. A little more money, but much more powerful, easier to prime, and quieter than march 809's or chugger pumps. They can also be found used a little more readily.

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if you are using a HERMS system you need two for sure.
How so? A second pump would be nice, but my HERMS works just fine with a single pump.
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