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Offline brewbarr

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March pump
« on: June 09, 2012, 11:41:08 AM »
Was wondering since brewing and soda share a lot of the same equipment. Does a march pump and a soda pump do the same thing, or is there a difference. Currently I just brew extract but I am trying to research to build a system was curious?
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Re: March pump
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 11:43:38 AM »
Was wondering since brewing and soda share a lot of the same equipment. Does a march pump and a soda pump do the same thing, or is there a difference. Currently I just brew extract but I am trying to research to build a system was curious?

The march-pumps we refer to can pump boiling liquids and are considered food-grade equipment. While the soda-pump may be food-grade I don't think it can handle the high temps we deal with.
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Re: March pump
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 09:45:36 PM »
I am not exactly sure what you are referring to as to the soda pump.  Awhile back, I was given several of the pumps that are used in the dispensing systems found at fast food restaurants.  These pumps are air driven, most likely CO2.  I tried to use them for hot wort transfer and they completely failed.  They could not handle the hot wort.
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