Originally Posted by skawars1
Couldn't you use one pump for that? They are not running at the same time.
Comes down to sterilization. Which is why I like separate pumps. I could recirc some hot wort after boil through the pump/kettle to sterilize it and then reroute it through the hop rocket and plate chiller then to the carboy. But then after the recirc through the mash tun and pump to the boil kettle, well that's a lot of hooking up and disconnecting with a bunch of lines. Even with an army of quick disconnects.
I'd just rather have two pumps.