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Old 01-10-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm looking for a pump to tranfer the mash, grains and wort, to the lautering tank.
Currently own a little giant TE-5-MD-HC, will it do the job?

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Old 01-10-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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Hi,

I'm looking for a pump to tranfer the mash, grains and wort, to the lautering tank.
Currently own a little giant TE-5-MD-HC, will it do the job?

Thanks
Royi
The grains and wort are the mash, and why would you transfer them? Normally, you transfer the mashed wort to the boil kettle after lautering in the same vessel. Then dispose of the spent grains.

Maybe you have a different setup??


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Old 01-10-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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The grains and wort are the mash, and why would you transfer them? Normally, you transfer the mashed wort to the boil kettle after lautering in the same vessel. Then dispose of the spent grains.

Maybe you have a different setup??
I'm planning a german style setup, where lautering is done on a separate vessel
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I'm planning a german style setup, where lautering is done on a separate vessel
I'm confused, why mash in one tank then transfer to another to sparge/lauter in? Sorry for going off topic, i'm intrigued.
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I'm confused, why mash in one tank then transfer to another to sparge/lauter in? Sorry for going off topic, i'm intrigued.
For my understanding , that's how most commercial breweries work.

one advantage for boiling and mashing in the same vessel is that you need only one heat source.

Also there no dead space in the mash tun
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That pump is only rated for fluids up to 1.1 SG, so I kinda doubt it would be able to handle the whole grist, but I'm not really sure. I'd think you'd need something with huge inlets and outlets to prevent clogging. Sounds like an interesting concept though. Could you just use your lauter tun as the mash tun also?

I've been to some pretty large commercial breweries, and never seen a system like you describe, but I'd be very interested in seeing one or learning more about it. The large breweries I've been to often use a single heat source like a steam boiler, but still have three separate vessels.
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That's the concept I'm after

http://www.keg-gruber.at/index.php?p...id=104&lang=de


guess I need a stainless pump.
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Maybe a positive displacement pump..
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Very cool. Thanks for the link. I like the sheild thing he uses to separate the trub at the end of the boil in the video. Seems like the pump he's using doesn't have a much larger inlet and outlet than your pump, so maybe yours will work fine.
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You'll need a peristaltic pump with a BIG hose. Most are designed for metering small amounts of fluids in labs....so you'll need to modify a pump.

Really, this could get expensive and I think you'll find it's going to be a PITA to transfer the mash, clean the BK, etc. especially if you're not moving LOTS of grain like a brewery does.

I like your system.....have you seen the build I'm working on (in my sig)? It's very similar....a basket may be just what you need!


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