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Old 07-09-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Breast pump to replace march pump?

Just a thought...

I am having a hard time justifying an expensive pump to SWMBO to use for home brewing.

I figured if these things are ok for babies they are ok for my beer...

Some questions arise:

Whats the average GPM for a breast pump?

How much head can you get from one of these breast pumps?

If you can throw these bad boys in the dishwasher would they handle the heat from the wort?

Since there are two suckers, could you use one breast pump in place of two march pumps for wort transfers/sparging?

I would not expect to run any boiling water through one. I doubt it would be ok for temps that high....


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Old 07-09-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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i'm pretty real sure that won't work all.

the pump action is different than a regular pump. the pumping force on a breast pump is a sine wave, it's not continuous suck.
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Well I guess you could just omit the lactose addition in your milk stout.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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Eeeewwwww!

Seriously though, I think you'd be disappointed in the flow rate. It's not like mommies are sucking a couple gallons of milk out in a siting.
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I dont think the flow rate is high enough... If it were, it would rip off peoples nipples.
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Well I guess you could just omit the lactose addition in your milk stout.
"Mother's Milk Stout?"
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"mother's milk stout?"
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