I'm thinking of purchasing a Peristaltic Pump for home brewing. The fact that they are self priming, that you can adjust the speed easily, and reverse the flow makes them seem really appealing to me. I've seen people recommend Cole Parmer medical pumps, but the used ones seem a little pricey. Does anyone have any other recommendations for a cheaper alternative? if not, which Cole Parmer should I go for.
You could make your own. A little googling will turn up several interesting DIY peristaltic pumps specifically designed for homebrewing. Here is a particularly interesting one that also has a pretty good discussion thread to go along with it: