Proud owner of a Chugger pump, but I don't know what the hell to do with it! - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Proud owner of a Chugger pump, but I don't know what the hell to do with it!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #11
smack2000
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Philly
Posts: 52
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by smack2000 View Post
Thanks for this helpful post. I was putting together my order today to BobbyM for a pump and fittings, so I'm thinking about all of this. So you put elbow barbs on both ends of the hoses? I would think you wouldn't want them on the pump ends. Can you explain?
Sorry, I didn't catch your explanation of the pump end, but now I see it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #12
erikpete18
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Seattle, WA
Posts: 829
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by smack2000 View Post
Sorry, I didn't catch your explanation of the pump end, but now I see it.
Yeah, that's actually why I was able to go back and order a few things from BobbyM. I'd originally had elbow barbs on all my connections, and only two hoses, since I hadn't taken into account potentially recirculating the chilled wort back into the BK now that I've got a CFC, to faster cool the entire batch. That's the only time when I'll need three hoses. I'm still not sure if I'll always recirculate that way, but it gave me an excuse to pickup a third hose and make one without an elbow at the pump inlet, after worrying about priming issues.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #13
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,331
Liked 1765 Times on 1122 Posts


Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New Stirplates are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
ianw58
 
ianw58's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Lincoln, California
Posts: 576
Liked 73 Times on 56 Posts


Bzzzzz. Bzzzzz. Winner!

Only BobbyM would think like that.

But, then, only BobbyM puts together just what we need putting our breweries together.

I should be placing an order with you next Friday.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 11:21 PM   #15
erikpete18
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Seattle, WA
Posts: 829
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
I like it! The only variable people would have to figure out is the tubing length, since that's kinda setup-dependent, but otherwise very nice. Or maybe it would just be easier to include a bulk length of tubing (10 feet?) and let them cut it to their specifications. You could even include an option to add the number of cam A/F to the kit that people would need. Maybe include some hose clamps as well, or have the option to add some, depending on what people were already using for their setup.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 03:54 AM   #16
smack2000
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Philly
Posts: 52
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
I would buy this kit immediately.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #17
Harrington
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
PA
Posts: 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by smack2000 View Post
I would buy this kit immediately.
I second this

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #18
Broham1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Vancouver, WA
Posts: 372
Liked 54 Times on 43 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
Excellent idea, and maybe with an add-on option for a bleeder valve.

I got the parts for one, but after eliminating all the elbows on my pump fittings I may not need it. We'll see on Saturday.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #19
natewv
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
baltimore, md
Posts: 201
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to package something like an "add a pump" kit? I'm thinking pump, ball valve, camlock pairs on the in/out ports, silicone tubing and finally the terminations on each end of the tubing (camlock BL kits). The only thing you'd have to do is make sure your vessels have a cam A or F already.
Good idea, I'd also offer it without the pump, if that made sense. Like in my case I have the pump but no totally clear idea of what I need to do to most effectively do it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #20
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,331
Liked 1765 Times on 1122 Posts


Basically my add-a-pump kit would look like this:
(1) Inline SS head Chugger pump ($140)

(1) Type A camlock male on pump input ($4)

(1) 2pc SS ball valve for "out" port of the pump to control flow speed ($13)

(1) Type F camlock male for the output of the pump valve ($4)

(10) Feet of 1/2" ID ultraclear, high temp silicone tubing $24

(4) Type BigC barbed Female camlocks for each end of tubing $36

(4) SS hose clamps $7.40


Of course, you'll need either camlock type As or Fs on any vessel you want to pump from or to.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New Stirplates are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proud stir plate owner! andyherrick Chillers & Stir Plates 6 11-01-2012 04:45 PM
How far down does the chugger pump have to be? Rivenin Equipment/Sanitation 4 05-17-2012 08:34 PM
Proud owner of an older model Perlick kegerator, questions! Auspice Bottling/Kegging 17 10-08-2009 02:39 AM
Proud New Owner of a Barley Crusher! enderwig Equipment/Sanitation 43 06-08-2008 03:45 AM


Forum Jump