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CIP setup burned out motor?
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:03:41 PM »


I bought a Cip ball to clean in place my conical fermenter. Got all the tubes etc. Got a 1/5 hp sump pump as well as a bucket heater to heat the liquid PBW. Things were going great on the test run and I was running hot PBW through the CIP ball/fermenter. Decided to do a 30 minute trial and did some other things. At 15 minutes my pump stopped. Went over and looked and it was completely burned out. The water temperature was 140. After a little research it turns out the sump pump max temperature is about 120. So question is, aside from buying a expensive nano pump, how are people running hot cleaner through their CIP without burning out their pumps?
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Re: CIP setup burned out motor?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 02:56:20 PM »
I don’t use water over 120°.

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Re: CIP setup burned out motor?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 03:28:43 AM »
 Got it, guess I will send back that bucket heater.
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Re: CIP setup burned out motor?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 05:38:40 PM »
It'll have a plastic impeller, but a basic homebrew pump would run ~$120 and you could also use it for sanitizing, wort transfer, etc.
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Re: CIP setup burned out motor?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 06:02:04 PM »
It'll have a plastic impeller, but a basic homebrew pump would run ~$120 and you could also use it for sanitizing, wort transfer, etc.
Not all CIP balls will run with the low flow rates of homebrew pumps.

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Re: CIP setup burned out motor?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 03:39:49 PM »
 Just an update, just use my CIP ball for my fermenter for the first time post fermentation.   

It worked fantastic. Clean shining stainless steel when I was done without any residue.   

For those interested, here was the set up. 1/2 inch braided silicone tubing to the CIP. 1 inch silicone tubing from the dump valve back into the bucket. 3/4 inch silicone tubing from the sampling port back to the bucket.   I used a 1/4 sump pump in a small bucket. 
I First dump the remaining yeast.   Then I ran hot tap water from the bucket through the CIP back into the bucket for about 15 minutes.  I dump this and ran hot PBW  for about 15 minutes, dumped it and repeated it for another 15 minutes. Then I ran a couple hot water rinses.  Well doing this I cleaned all of the small parts and had a beer and was able to do a lot of other things. Saved a lot of time. When I was done I opened up the fermenter and it was perfectly shiny stainless steel. I checked around with a clean paper towel to see if there is any residual yeast or residue in there was absolutely none.  Infinitely better than my old way of cleaning.
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