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Title: Pump advice
Post by: twopumpsandimsorry on January 06, 2014, 08:26:04 AM
santa gave me a ton of gift cards to my homebrew shop. Thinking of getting a pump. Any suggestions as to if i should go with a chugger or marsh? Also wondering how well pumps handle hop gunk. Any input would be just super. Thanks
Title: Re: Pump advice
Post by: philm63 on January 06, 2014, 11:32:52 AM
Just tried my pump for the first time yesterday - handled all kinds of boiling gunk with nary a problem. It's a Chugger and has a stainless steel head so there's no worries about hot stuff affecting it.
Title: Re: Pump advice
Post by: In The Sand on January 06, 2014, 11:42:16 AM
I have a chugger. Works great.
Title: Re: Pump advice
Post by: chezteth on January 06, 2014, 05:16:37 PM
I also have a chugger with a stainless head. It works really well. Plus, it is cheaper than a March pump.

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Title: Re: Pump advice
Post by: Jeff M on January 06, 2014, 06:36:51 PM
I have 2 March pumps and love them.  IIRC March pumps have a higher rate of flow then chugger pumps, but chuggers come with a SS head and their customer service is amazing if you have a problem.  Pick the one thats feels right.

Personally id go with center inlet over inline but yet again, pick what feels right:)
Title: Re: Pump advice
Post by: philm63 on January 06, 2014, 08:23:23 PM
...Personally id go with center inlet over inline but yet again, pick what feels right:)

Having just started using a pump and still not knowing that much about them; can you tell me what the major differences would be with a center inlet? I looked at those but couldn't argue with the price of the Chugger at the time.