Wort pump?

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Wort pump?

Unread postby ChilliMayne » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:14 pm

Hi, if there's a thread on this already apologies.
But can anyone recommend a wort pump and appropriate fittings to compliment the 50L BM and tap?
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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby Dicko » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:38 pm

http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=909

You may want to consider one of these ^^ although they are a bit expensive.

If it is hot wort you are moving you may want a March pump or there are some cheaper pumps from china available.

http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=4270
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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby BrauTim » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:05 pm

I've got a 20/20 solar pump that performs really well, alot of homebrewers use them as they are small, lightweight, powerful, work over 100 C and excellent value for money, I got it from Solar Project pumps. If you buy the variable power supply you can control the pump speed for various transfer duties around the brewhouse, I usually use mine for filling kegs from the fermentor. I think they are sealed so can work immersed also.

There's also a couple of good pumps available from The Homebrew Builder the solar pump is known as the mini pump on that website, I'm not sure if the specs are the same as the solar pump as I think they may be cheaper Chinese versions.

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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby niels » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:59 am

You also have the Novax pumps (produced by Rover Pompe in Italy) which is pretty common around here. You have different versions suitable for multiple temperatures and flow rates.

The Novax M is for temperatures up to 35°C (but I know people using them as hot as 60°C) and the most common is the Novax 20 M with a flow rate of 28 L/min (Hmax = 22 m).
The Novax 20 B is suitable for up to 95°C and has a flow rate of 5~25 L/min (Hmax 1~27 m).

Prices in Belgium are 115 EUR for the 20 M and 125 EUR for the 25 M.

So it is a more expensive option than the solar pump/mini pump, but still cheaper than a magnetic pump (like March or Iwaki MD series).

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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby fy0d0r » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:46 am

I've used this one http://shop.solarproject.co.uk/sp2020-e ... -p-10.html for a while for pumping cooled wort.

It is much cheaper at aliexpress by the way.

It works fine with some cleaning issues: as the motor rotor is not sealed well, the wort gets inside and sticks the rotor (despite running clean water after the brew).
It creates sanitary risk and a requirement to unscrew the rotor cap every time to clean the rotor.

I've recently moved to Lowara Ecocirc EBV 15-1/65 - analog of the pumps installed in BM itself.
It is about 7 times more expensive, gives less pressure and more sensitive to air bubbles around the rotor, but can be easily unscrewed for cleaning and can pump boiling wort.
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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby BrauTim » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:40 pm

niels wrote:

So it is a more expensive option than the solar pump/mini pump, but still cheaper than a magnetic pump (like March or Iwaki MD series).

Niels


Apart from the magnetic one on the homebrewbuilder site for £45 :lol:
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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:25 am

Dicko wrote:http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=909

You may want to consider one of these ^^ although they are a bit expensive.

If it is hot wort you are moving you may want a March pump or there are some cheaper pumps from china available.

http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=4270


I was looking at this pump as well.

They are self-priming (not the case for Chugger or March) and hot-temp rated.

The only downside is that they can only work at 1L/minute pump rate.
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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby niels » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:25 am

cpa4ny wrote:
Dicko wrote:http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=909

You may want to consider one of these ^^ although they are a bit expensive.

If it is hot wort you are moving you may want a March pump or there are some cheaper pumps from china available.

http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=4270


I was looking at this pump as well.

They are self-priming (not the case for Chugger or March) and hot-temp rated.

The only downside is that they can only work at 1L/minute pump rate.

I have a March pump on the 3-vessel system and it is both self-priming and hot-temp rated.

It's the one sold by Northern Brewer a few years back. Now they have a revised model.

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Re: Wort pump?

Unread postby bruulog » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:07 pm

fy0d0r wrote:I've used this one http://shop.solarproject.co.uk/sp2020-e ... -p-10.html for a while for pumping cooled wort.

It is much cheaper at aliexpress by the way.

It works fine with some cleaning issues: as the motor rotor is not sealed well, the wort gets inside and sticks the rotor (despite running clean water after the brew).
It creates sanitary risk and a requirement to unscrew the rotor cap every time to clean the rotor.

I've recently moved to Lowara Ecocirc EBV 15-1/65 - analog of the pumps installed in BM itself.
It is about 7 times more expensive, gives less pressure and more sensitive to air bubbles around the rotor, but can be easily unscrewed for cleaning and can pump boiling wort.


I use that pump but you can get them for about 14 EUR from UK ebay. You can clean this pump in few minutes with Five Star PBW or Oxy etc.
Soak few minutes and you are done. Awesome little pump. I think I am going to buy one more just as a backup.
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