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Old 12-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
May 2011
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 53

Which is better to do - pump water through chiller or to pump wort? My thought is that it would be better to pump wort because you can control flow of water by the faucet.

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
May 2011
Montreal, Québec
Posts: 24

It depends mainly on two things imo. Do you have two pumps or only one. The pump you have can it pump wort (march/chugger/lg). Also your water temperature and batch size, would change the ideal solution.

If you intend to pump wort i would use the pump to push throught the chiller, these magnetic pumps dont really pull or suction the liquid.

Edit : misunderstood your question, if you recirculate wort throught the cfc and back in the kettle you can adjust the ouput of the pump/water faucet.
If you pump the water are you going to gravity feed the chiller?

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