Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Peristaltic Pump Opinions
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
PtreeCreekBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 68
Default Peristaltic Pump Opinions

I've looked through some of the older stuff and seen that some folks have built or are otherwise using peristaltic pumps...

What's the overall impression? Worth it? Or too much of a pain? Potential pitfalls?

Thanks!


PtreeCreekBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
pjj2ba
Look under the recliner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pjj2ba's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,427
Liked 195 Times on 161 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Pluses and minuses. Self-priming!! Have to have the right tubing Less places for any contamination to hide Typically not as high a flow rate

I have one (cheap commercial jobby) that I don't brew with but I do use it to do recirculating cleaning of my tap lines. Works great for that!


__________________
On Tap: Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), CZ Pils, Maibock,
Kegged and Aging/Lagering:CAP, CAP II, Wheat lager, Imperial Pilsner, Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), OKZ II (for base malt comparison), light beer - yes, light beer, Belgian IPA, IPA,
Secondary:
Primary: Pale Ale
Brewing soon: Saison
Recently kicked : ( IPA, Bock, Saison,
Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer
(1st NYC 2011, 2nd NYC 2012)
P U crowns winners in its inaugural master HB competition
pjj2ba is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
alien
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,235
Liked 65 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 61

Default

Also they tend to be expensive, but I have seen home made versions on Youtube.
alien is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 26,259
Liked 3179 Times on 2196 Posts
Likes Given: 1943

Default

I've been wanting one for a while, but they are more $$ than I want to spend to buy one and I haven't had a chance to build one yet.

One nice thing is that if you use the right sized parts you can get a good flow rate, and the head they put out is generally MUCH better than an impeller pump, from what I've read.

Plus, the only real replacement part is a bit of silicone hose. Cleaning is as simple as running some cleaner and sanitizer through and there are no real places for bits to get hung up at.
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peristaltic pump: flow control jfsp Electric Brewing 5 02-07-2012 11:37 PM
Peristaltic Pump Recommendation ultravista Equipment/Sanitation 7 02-04-2012 03:47 PM
Peristaltic Pump Tubing Spring_Chicken Equipment/Sanitation 4 12-27-2011 09:09 PM
spring loaded peristaltic pump proto Bumbler Brew Stands 40 11-08-2011 02:26 PM
Possible Cheap Peristaltic Pump for HERMS/RIMS? JayC Brew Stands 14 09-12-2008 06:06 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS