Whirlpool fitting?

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Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Thu May 29, 2014 10:40 am

Hi all -

I just thinking that it may be an interesting project to drill a hole about 10-15 cm below the top rim of the BM and install a weldless whirpool fitting.

Something like that:

http://morebeer.com/products/stainless- ... l-arm.html

After the boil, run the pump from the main spigot into the whirlpool arm.

Sure beats the elbow grease with a spoon for long hop stands.

Has anyone looked into this?
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby fy0d0r » Thu May 29, 2014 11:33 am

I think that fitting the elbow inside the main spigot and pumping the wort from over the top of BM into main spigot will also work with no drilling...
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri May 30, 2014 12:25 am

fy0d0r wrote:I think that fitting the elbow inside the main spigot and pumping the wort from over the top of BM into main spigot will also work with no drilling...


That's an interesting proposition - I haven't thought about the possibility of reversing the flow and pumping wort into the spigot.

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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby Cervantes » Fri May 30, 2014 12:31 am

fy0d0r wrote:I think that fitting the elbow inside the main spigot and pumping the wort from over the top of BM into main spigot will also work with no drilling...


Would priming the pump be an issue?
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby fy0d0r » Fri May 30, 2014 7:29 am

Don't think so.

I brew with BM standing on the floor (not fit enough to pull the malt pipe from 50L BM standing on the table level :lol: ) and pump the finished wort from over the top (it is much faster than through the BM default spigot) priming the pump by vacuum created by my own lungs.

That would be the same, the only additional trick will be to fit the hose to the spigot quick enough to avoid major wort spill. :D
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri May 30, 2014 8:08 am

fy0d0r wrote:
....priming the pump by vacuum created by my own lungs.



I take it that before doing the above, you gargle thoroughly with StarSan? :wink: :beer:
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby fy0d0r » Fri May 30, 2014 8:10 am

No, just spray my mouth with 96% pure alcohol :lol:
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby Cervantes » Fri May 30, 2014 8:30 am

fy0d0r wrote:That would be the same, the only additional trick will be to fit the hose to the spigot quick enough to avoid major wort spill. :D


You could install a tee in the line near the spigot end. Add a valve to the tee branch that you can suck through to get the wort flowing and then shut the valve to divert the wort in through the spigot once the wort starts to flow.
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby fy0d0r » Fri May 30, 2014 9:41 am

Going this route, you may even want to replace the standard spigot with 3-way ball valve like this.

This will significantly increase the flow and will allow to simplify the whirlpool as mentioned by Cervantes
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby Batz » Sat May 31, 2014 8:23 am

I made a simple over the side whirpool thingy. I'll post some pictures later.

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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby malzrohr » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:56 am

Batz wrote:I made a simple over the side whirpool thingy. I'll post some pictures later.

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Hi Batz,
Could you pls. share some pictures?
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Re: Whirlpool fitting?

Unread postby Cervantes » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:52 am

I've added a cheap pump to my set up and a whirlpool fitting to my immersion chiller.

I just use hoses to connect the BM tap to the pump suction and connect the pump discharge to the whirlpool fitting on the chiller and run the external pump during chilling.

I figured that it was a lot less messing around than trying to utilise the BM pump and it makes a definite difference in cooling times.

Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the fitting it's self, but you should get the general idea from the picture below.

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External pump for whirlpool
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