Brewing pump

Postby AFewTooMany » Sun Apr 23, 2017 15:32

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As my trusty little solar pump has just died, by which I mean the inlet connection snapped off whilst underletting, I'm in the market for a new pump.

Looking at brew builders ts5 mag pump for £48.50 but not a big fan of another 17/18 quid for psu and delivery. Anybody seen a similar pump for a little less or wanting to offload a surplus pump you don't need?

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Re: Brewing pump

Postby AFewTooMany » Sun Apr 23, 2017 17:29

Anybody tried one of these?

http://www.bridgewaterbrewing.co.uk/pumps.html

Edit: Posted link to ebay pump rather than mag pump doh

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Re: Brewing pump

Postby ayepee » Sun Apr 23, 2017 17:38

I just bought one of these

https://www.kegkingdom.co.uk/collections/pumps

Only used it once in anger - to whirlpool my wort, but is seems a well made mains powered pump that is capable of pumping boiling wort.

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Re: Brewing pump

Postby HTH1975 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 17:56

To OP: looks like the same £10'ish eBay pump that I use. I've had mine for about 14-15 months now and it does the job.

However I'd buy something more robust and 'for life' if I had to buy another pump. Also something with a little more grunt.

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Re: Brewing pump

Postby AFewTooMany » Mon Apr 24, 2017 06:54

HTH1975 wrote:To OP: looks like the same £10'ish eBay pump that I use. I've had mine for about 14-15 months now and it does the job.

However I'd buy something more robust and 'for life' if I had to buy another pump. Also something with a little more grunt.

Really looking for a magnetically coupled pump, I believe the eBay ones are shaft coupled

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Re: Brewing pump

Postby aamcle » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:41

I have a BrewBuilder mag-drive pump like the one you mentioned, a valve on the output side is used to control the flow and as far as I know all mag-drive pumps can be controlled that way. As for a power supply the nearest CarBooty will supply one cheap I'm using a £3 power supply for a MK1 XBox or if you don't fancy walking around a booty a cheap import via evilbay :- 12v 36w about a fiver and a long wait.

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Re: Brewing pump

Postby aamcle » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:41

I have a BrewBuilder mag-drive pump like the one you mentioned, a valve on the output side is used to control the flow and as far as I know all mag-drive pumps can be controlled that way. As for a power supply the nearest CarBooty will supply one cheap I'm using a £3 power supply for a MK1 XBox or if you don't fancy walking around a booty a cheap import via evilbay :- 12v 36w about a fiver and a long wait.

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