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Old 03-03-2009, 05:36 PM   #31
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So I'm a little confused about operation here. You're using an IC and pumping the wort out the kettle through the IC? or over the IC? or what the crap?

The IC part runs normally- cold water in, warmish water out. But there is a recirculating arm that pushes the wort back into the kettle. The path runs out the bulkhead ball-valve, through the March pump, back into the kettle entering at an angle to encourage a vortex/whirlpool to form.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:44 PM   #32
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So I'm a little confused about operation here. You're using an IC and pumping the wort out the kettle through the IC? or over the IC? or what the crap?
it goes like this: the IC still has hose water pumping through it. None of that is disturbed. What I did was to take a piece of copper tubing, bend it to a specific shape, then attach it to the IC with a couple zipties. Then, there's a small length of hose attached to the "in" of the recirc arm, with a CPC QD on it. So, I put the IC into the wort 15 mins before flameout, as usual. When the burner goes off, I turn on the garden hose and the IC starts to chill the wort. I let it go for a minute or so because I don't want pure boiling wort in my march pump. Then, I attach the "in" line of the march pump to my kettle valve, open the kettle valve and gravity pulls the first bit of wort down to the pump. I hook up the "out" line from the pump to the recirc arm. Then, I turn the pump on. What this does is pump wort from the bottom of the kettle, up through the recirc arm, and then back into the kettle, against the IC, and starts a whirlpool action in the kettle wort. This increases the efficiency of the IC. When I'm at my pitching temps, I turn the pump off, unhook the CPC QD from the recirc arm and place it into the mouth of the carboy, and turn the pump back on...voila, it pumps the wort into the fermenter for me.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #33
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I was going to start a new post after searching but figured I would piggy back on this one if thats ok...

I want to build a whirlpool for my brew kettle too... that would be the ONLY use for the pump as I am happy with my gravity fed system and I am POOR (read single father of 2 boys REALLY POOR ) what pump solutions to we have for that besides the fullblown march pump??? is there any cheaper foodgrade pumps I could use to recirculate my wort that can be kept clean and no worries of contamination?? especially considering hot liquids would not be an issue??

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what pump solutions to we have for that besides the fullblown march pump??? is there any cheaper foodgrade pumps I could use to recirculate my wort that can be kept clean and no worries of contamination?? especially considering hot liquids would not be an issue??
If there was any everyone would be using them. When you consider all of the requirements you have, a March pump is really very reasonably priced. They have them for under $130 at Midwest with a cord.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:34 PM   #35
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I was about to say you could get them from ebay from a seller named Tate, but it looks like his prices went up to $130. I would go with a reputable HBS.

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