What pump do you have? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > What pump do you have?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2006, 10:24 PM   #1
Bsquared
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Bsquared's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
San Diego
Posts: 1,850
Liked 66 Times on 59 Posts



Now my next question is about pumps, I've been looking at March magnetic drive pumps and Little giant pumps. What models do you use? how do you like them?

Anyone know the head material that is suitable for pumping hot wort?

I've been looking at this Pump on ebay but I'm not sold

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


I have March for brewing. Zero problems. The Little Giant pump I use in the aging cabinet is not designed for hot water.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,285
Liked 804 Times on 510 Posts


I use a March pump - works great as long as you're not pumping higher than about 5 feet. Also, March pumps are not self priming, so you'll typically need to locate the pump lower than the source so that gravity will feed the pump inlet.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2006, 01:01 AM   #4
Hopfan
Nice Beaver....
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Hopfan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
Lincoln University, PA
Posts: 658
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Ditto on the March pump. Works well, but you have to plan on placement to get it to prime.
__________________
When we find out how many bodies you buried in the basement, will we be more shocked or disappointed at the number?

Zip ties are the duct tape of the 21st century

Bad Dog Brewing
Sit...Stay

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2006, 03:34 AM   #5
brewman !
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Posts: 1,428
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts


We are having this conversation in the RV pump thread in Sanitation and Equipment.

Here is my post from over there.

I used this pump.
http://www2.northerntool.com/product/16818_16818.htm

It says 160F max, but you can get a high temp kit for it. Even without the kit I have never had a problem. It has a rubber impeller and a SS and brass pumping cavity. NO PLASTIC !

This pump is variable speed on a dimmer switch and its totally self priming.

Its a great pump for the job.
__________________
Getting back into brewing...

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How high can a March Pump--pump? jlosbor Equipment/Sanitation 18 07-02-2010 03:13 PM
Air pump / Water pump / Priming sugar Bru General Techniques 3 07-17-2009 11:15 AM
Any one use an air pump? Don "Ho" Mead Forum 8 05-09-2009 07:40 PM
Is there a pump which can be placed above the MLT? walther Equipment/Sanitation 10 04-15-2008 10:09 AM
2 Pump or not to Pump? roggae Equipment/Sanitation 4 04-14-2007 04:16 AM


Forum Jump