Brew rig questions?
Im currently constructing my brew rig. I have my bedframes cut, my march pump, kettles, mashtun and brass quick disconnects from mcmaster-carr. I am doing a single tier one pump batch sparge system like bobby m.
Whats the best high temp tubing to use with the pump?
I am going to use two lengths of hose connected to the pump. On each end of the hoses there will be female disconncts. which will meet male peices on the bk, mt, Hlt, resturn manifold and whirlpool apparatus.
To connect the hose to the pump i was going to use 1/2 hose barbs (probably brass for now) to the inlet and a ball valve on the outlet.
Should i be worried about threading metal onto the plastic threads of the march pump? Should i just thread the ball valve directly to the pump on the outlet side?
Will recirculating boiling wort through the whirlpool chiller be sufficient for sanitizing?
primaries: BRown Ale
secondaries: Rye IPA
Bottled: IPA, Pigs ear brown clone, stovepipe porter, German Alt, Oktober fest ale, Smoked IPA, failed pale ale, 1st AG ESB, belgian wit, Ipa#2, , Lake wheat, fish Red ale, Smoked wheat,
KEGS: blonde Nugs , Sugar pale light, chin nook ale (gone in 1 week)