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Old 12-26-2012, 04:59 AM   #21
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Can somebody post a link to an affordable, workable pump that they use to run ice water through their IC to chill it? I have seen 20 dollar numbers to $80, and don't want to over or underspend. I thought I saw a link for one that was around 40 around here somewhere, but can't seem to find it now.


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Old 12-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #22
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your best bet would be to get a sump pump. that way, you can set up a carboy washer as well as use it to pump chilled water for chilling your wort.


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Old 12-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #23
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I no chill and use corny kegs instead of cubes. Works great.
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I also use real wort starters since I pitch a day or 2 later!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #25
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your best bet would be to get a sump pump. that way, you can set up a carboy washer as well as use it to pump chilled water for chilling your wort.
Like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Wel-Bilt-Subme...I3NWKYIN1BJHU5
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #26
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Actually I would go with THIS pump.
It is only a few bucks more and it is a trusted brand. Plus, quite a bit stronger.
Use it to push the chilled water like you want to do and then follow this thread for instructions on building a carboy/keg cleaner.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:14 AM   #27
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Sweet! That is actually the one I bought, since I had free shipping for it on prime. And thanks for the carboy washer tip- will have to work that up on the next project!
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Just wanted to share how stoked I am on the pump setup to cool wort- no more flooding the backyard or running the garden hose in the house. Did ground water until 110, then ice water to get the rest of the way. Still took about an hour, but went through a fraction of the water. Next time, I will go grab a bag of ice from the store before starting the chill and I should be able to get there faster. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
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Dang! You got that pump FAST!
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:15 AM   #30
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Seriously! I was surprised. It showed up in the afternoon while I was heating water for a post Christmas brew! I figured, ok then, let's break it in! Worked great! Thanks!


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