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sudbuster 10-10-2009 08:15 PM

Here's my old SIMM setup
 
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...m/brewrig1.JPG
Just getting her put back together.....:ban:

CalmYourself 10-14-2009 06:29 PM

I'm physically ill with jealousy for all you guys now

FairWxBrewing 10-16-2009 08:09 PM

Here is my work in progress. Plan to finish this weekend and maybe break her in.
http://morebeer.ning.com/photo/brewe...1?context=user
http://morebeer.ning.com/photo/brewe...2?context=user
http://morebeer.ning.com/photo/brewe...3?context=user

SOB 10-19-2009 01:01 AM

Alright...everything looks bada$$ but I have a questions. I'm planning a single tier system using 2 march 809 pumps (very basic) and was wondering how the flow control would be done if fly sparging.

Dog House Brew 10-19-2009 01:50 AM

Ball Valves

JVD_X 10-19-2009 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camiller (Post 1591858)
You could probably use a very coarse filter for wort if you wanted to, but I've never heard of anyone doing that, at least with a filter cartridge.

I did try this for a while but it's a pain to get the filter clean after every brew. I was considering going back to this IF I could find a course metal filter that was longer lasting, reusable, and easily sanitized.

SOB 10-19-2009 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dog House Brew (Post 1618062)
Ball Valves

I dont know the lingo but doesnt the pump need to be full of liquid to work properly? I thought you needed to prime the pump before turning it on. This way you are pumping something through it at all times and cutting back the flow by using ball valves wouldnt be ideal.

:confused:

Dog House Brew 10-19-2009 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOB (Post 1618487)
I dont know the lingo but doesnt the pump need to be full of liquid to work properly? I thought you needed to prime the pump before turning it on. This way you are pumping something through it at all times and cutting back the flow by using ball valves wouldnt be ideal.

:confused:

Why not? Prime pump, control flow with valve on the out put side. I thought this was how all the single tier guys were doing it.

IrregularPulse 10-19-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOB (Post 1618487)
I dont know the lingo but doesnt the pump need to be full of liquid to work properly? I thought you needed to prime the pump before turning it on. This way you are pumping something through it at all times and cutting back the flow by using ball valves wouldnt be ideal.

:confused:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dog House Brew (Post 1618541)
Why not? Prime pump, control flow with valve on the out put side. I thought this was how all the single tier guys were doing it.

Yeah, control flow from the Output side of the pump, not into the pump.

chuckger 10-19-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOB (Post 1618487)
I dont know the lingo but doesnt the pump need to be full of liquid to work properly? I thought you needed to prime the pump before turning it on. This way you are pumping something through it at all times and cutting back the flow by using ball valves wouldnt be ideal.

:confused:

The March beer pump is magnetic drive so it is able to slip the pump impeller and let the motor run at full RPM with ut damaging anything. If you get a direct drive pump them you do not want to use ball valves to regulate flow as you will just burn out the pump motor, but with magnetic drive ti is fine to use ball valves to regulate flow. Hope this helps.


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