- Dec 8, 2010
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Ive been getting parts together for a 3 kettle brewing system with HERMS capability. Ive used a 1/15 HP March pump mostly in my boil kettle before to recirc and whirlpool and run it through the plate chiller but I needed two more pumps for what I plan. The March pump worked OK but wasnt a real gangbuster. Today I Picked up a 1/2 HP Ebara transfer pump . GW Kent had them for $240 or so. Its not on their website but is in their PDF catalog in the filter section .The OEM application was as a wine or beer transfer pump for a plate and frame filter. I plugged it in just to try it out today and WOW. For one my hoses are too small. The hoses were starting to push off the barbs from the pressure. I know when I hard plumb in the whole thing I will have the most vicious whirlpool in the world. Right now its nothing short of amazing. I ran water through it and then disconnected the output hose to drain the kettle and turned the pump on. It shot a 1/2" stream all the way across my back yard.