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Let's talk about pumps!
« on: July 01, 2010, 09:54:27 AM »
I have a Brutus 10 stand with a March 809HS pump and want to plumb it for optimal performance.   I was hoping to get some feedback from other brewers.

How do you have your pump installed and plumbed?    What are the "DO's and DON'Ts" for wort pumps?

I eventually want to set up a recirculating system with a second pump.  What is the best way to install a two pump system?

Any advice or feedback will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 10:04:34 AM »
Pumps are heeled shoes with low cut fronts and usually no fastening, but can also be formal shoes for both genders. The type of women's shoe referred to as a pump is somewhat similar in overall shape to the handles of old-fashioned manual well pumps, possibly accounting for the name.
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 10:56:05 AM »
Great info there hokerer.  I didn't know your other hobby was womens fashion.  Very enlightening.
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 10:56:22 AM »
Any prior experience with pumps and brewing? I just did my first batch with one last weekend and the main issue was clogging from the hops and hop seeds.

I'd suggest nailing that down before actually trying to brew since it will become a nightmarish hassle if you don't.

As it is when I get my stand built there will be two pumps as well.

Good luck- keep us (me) appraised since this is a primary interest at the moment!

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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 11:05:54 AM »
Name the pumps "Hans" and "Franz."  "Und ve just vant to pump... (clap) ...YOU UP!"  :P

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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 12:06:25 PM »
Any prior experience with pumps and brewing? I just did my first batch with one last weekend and the main issue was clogging from the hops and hop seeds.

I'd suggest nailing that down before actually trying to brew since it will become a nightmarish hassle if you don't.

As it is when I get my stand built there will be two pumps as well.

Whole hops (or bitter orange peel)+pump=bad brewing day
You can use a coarse hop bag, anything to keep the big crap out of the impellers.  I use pellets and have no issues with clogging, although I have not tried to recirculate anything with more than 40IBUs worth of hops.  When I do I'll probably use a hop bag for the bittering addition.
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 12:08:23 PM »
Name the pumps "Hans" and "Franz."  "Und ve just vant to pump... (clap) ...YOU UP!"  :P

Ok, I have 3 pumps, but one is a wimpy one just for the RIMS recirculation.  What should I name him?
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 12:41:00 PM »
For me, once I started using a pump whole hops always go in a bag.  I've used large amounts of pellets unbagged without a problem.
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010, 01:10:42 PM »
Pumps are heeled shoes with low cut fronts and usually no fastening, but can also be formal shoes for both genders. The type of women's shoe referred to as a pump is somewhat similar in overall shape to the handles of old-fashioned manual well pumps, possibly accounting for the name.

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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2010, 02:32:01 PM »
Name the pumps "Hans" and "Franz."  "Und ve just vant to pump... (clap) ...YOU UP!"  :P

Ok, I have 3 pumps, but one is a wimpy one just for the RIMS recirculation.  What should I name him?
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2010, 03:14:53 PM »
Name the pumps "Hans" and "Franz."  "Und ve just vant to pump... (clap) ...YOU UP!"  :P

Ok, I have 3 pumps, but one is a wimpy one just for the RIMS recirculation.  What should I name him?
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2010, 03:19:30 PM »
Go against the grain....

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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2010, 06:44:16 PM »
For me, once I started using a pump whole hops always go in a bag.  I've used large amounts of pellets unbagged without a problem.

Good to know. I use both as well and will be using bags for the whole hops.
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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 07:34:03 PM »
I bought two pumps but ended up only using one. I use whole hops exclusively in my blichmann boilmaker with hop screen without issue.

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Re: Let's talk about pumps!
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010, 04:45:37 AM »
I bought two pumps but ended up only using one. I use whole hops exclusively in my blichmann boilmaker with hop screen without issue.

What material are you using for supply piping?
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